Did you know you can make your own vanilla extract? Well, you can! Here is the simple recipe:
- 2 vanilla beans, sliced in half length wise
- 1/2 cup brandy or vodka
- 1/2 cup water
Combine all ingredients in a mason jar or any other type of jar with an air tight lid.
Let it steep for a minimum of 3 days. The longer it sites, the stronger it will get. You can let it sit for up to 2 months! Shake the jar every once in a while.
Local Raleigh, NC food blog: Tastenc.com
To purchase vanilla beans in Raleigh, NC, try: The Fresh Market