Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Equivalents & Substitutions making pure vanilla extract

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      RE: Budget101.com : making pure vanilla extract

      Homemade Vanilla Bean Extract

      Vodka will allow the most vanilla bean flavor to come through. However, you
      can also make it with brandy or rum. Experiment to see what you like best.
      The recipe is easily halved.

      2 or 3 vanilla beans
      8 ounces of vodka, rum or brandy

      Cut vanilla beans in half crosswise. Put them into a clean, dark, 8-ounce
      glass bottle (try an old vanilla extract bottles for this purpose). Using a
      funnel, pour alcohol into the bottle.

      Cap and shake for a minute or two.
      Label and date the bottle. Place in a cool place out of direct light.

      The extract should be shaken once a day, at least for the first week. You
      can use it after a week, but it is best after 3 or 4 weeks. The longer it
      sits, the more intense the flavor.

      While commercial vanilla extract has the
      beans removed, it’s recommended to leave the beans in the bottle and as you
      use the extract, then top it off with more alcohol.

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      A good place to buy fresh vanilla beans is penzeys.com

      https://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/ … beans.html

      hth!

      deb
      nova

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Equivalents & Substitutions making pure vanilla extract