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Vanilla Extract

How You Can Make Your Own Fresh Vanilla Extract


If you have never made your own vanilla extract then you have really been missing out. This one recipe is simple even though you will have to wait quite a while before you can use the vanilla that you have created. However once you taste your first bites of recipes after having created it you can easily see how important it is.


The recipes that you might have loved before will be created with new life and the tastes will be exquisite in comparison. You will never be able to go back to you old vanilla extract once you have created your own.  You will just have to gather a few key ingredients and be willing to wait a while, so it is easily possible for anyone and everyone to make this delicious treat.


The first thing that you should do is purchase vanilla pods or beans. You will need to know a few things to make sure that you get ones that are the highest quality possible. First, you want to make sure that you choose the deepest brown colored pods available. Then make sure that you can wrap the pod around your finger without breaking it.


You will need to clean the vanilla pods before you get started making vanilla extract. Then you can get started by cutting one of the pods in half lengthwise and placing it in a clean jar. Then you will add three quarters of a cup of brandy or vodka (your choice) while making sure that the vanilla bean is submerged completely. 


When this has been done you simply, need to seal the jar tightly and place in a cool dark place for four to six months. You need to shake it every once in a while during the sitting process but after this time you will have some of the best vanilla extract that is available. In addition, you can store the extract for four to five years so it not anything that will go to waste.

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