Happiness for Bake Happy Blogger is:
Yeah, it is a total luxury to have Vanilla Extract and pour not just a teaspoon or two in your recipe. That’s why I envy Chef Michael Smith, that lucky guy! He’s got this big bottle of homemade vanilla extract that he just pours in total abandon when he’s making a cake. Never measuring how much he’s put into his batter. Ohhh that’s the life!
You see, I always buy from The Vanilla Bean Company for my vanilla extract and vanilla bean needs. Unfortunately, I always run out of the extract so I have to go out and buy some again. So I decided, I might save money if I make my own vanilla extract using their beans. Plus, that will allow me to live my dream of pouring vanilla extract into my batter like there’s no tomorrow. Like Chef Michael.
So here I am on my kitchen with a bottle of vodka and vanilla beans.
Homemade Vanilla Extract
adapted from allrecipes.com
1 liter Vodka
15 pcs Vanilla Beans
(1) Split vanilla beans into two, leaving an inch “unsplit” so they’re still connected.
(2) Place all beans onto a 1-liter jar
(3) Pour Vodka
(4) Give it a good shake every week and on the third week, extract is soo ready at my disposal. Bwahahahaha! 🙂 Can’t wait.