A simple ingredient like sugar can make a difference between a delicious cake and a blah one. With the sweetness of sugar and the subtle flavor of vanilla, you can enhance many of life’s every day things: Oatmeal, Fruit, Coffee or Tea. This is even better when you substitute for plain sugar in baked goods, boosting the flavor – even if it´s just sprinkled on top.
The best thing about Vanilla Sugar, is that you can indefinitely keep making more as you need: just add more sugar to your container and you’re done! This is a perfect way to avoid “wasting” any vanilla beans after they have been used.
Recipe adapted from Alton Brown
Makes 2 cups
2 Cups of sugar
1 Vanilla bean (seeds scraped)
- After using the seeds of a vanilla bean and save it.
- Cut each bean into two or three pieces, enough so they can be placed in a container.
- Fill with sugar and after only a few hours, the vanilla beans will be completely dry and a quick shake of the container will break up any clumps of sugar that formed.
- The sugar can them be stored indefinitely, replenished with fresh sugar or additional vanilla beans as necessary to make more.
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