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Categories: Desserts, Beverages, Appetizers
Yield: 1 servings

2 c Vodka
5 Vanilla beans; cut in 1" pcs

Combine vodka and vanilla beans in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Cover
the jar and let it stand 6 to 8 weeks. (The vodka mixture will turn amber
colored after a day or two.)
After half the vanilla extract is used, add more vodka to cover the
beans. The flavor in the beans is gone when the vodka no longer turns to a
dark color. Yield: 2 cups.
FROM: Helen Moore


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Title: Home-Made Vanilla Extract
Categories: Vanilla, Gift, Holiday
Yield: 6 servings

2 Whole vanilla beans
1 1/2 c Vodka (the cheap-o stuff
-works just fine)
1/2 c Water
1 c Granulated sugar

Anyone interested in a recipe for home-made vanilla extract? It makes a
fun gift for Christmas, packaged in a small jar with ribbon around neck,
included recipe for same, a bag of brownie or cookie mix which requires
vanilla and a brownie pan. It IS alcohol-based. Perhaps someone has
another recipe for one that does not require alcohol? Could this be one of
those "chemistry" things again? I apologize for typing this in as I still
haven't made friends with my software but folks who know how to doctor it
to adapt to their recipe pgm. will find it a tasty and CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP
Holiday idea. Better start it now, though! It takes about 7 weeks to
"steep" it but you can fudge a little on that timing, I'm sure.


In a 3 cup glass container with a tight fitting lid, combine vanilla beans
with the vodka. Cap and allow to "steep" at room temperature for three
weeks. Remove vanilla beans and strain liquid through a cheesecloth, if
necessary. In a medium saucepan, combine water and sugar, stirring
constantly, until it comes to a boil and sugar dissolves. Remove from heat
and cool. Stir into vodka that has been strained. Pour mixture into a
bottle; cap and allow to sit at room temperature one month. Yield:2 cups
vanilla extract



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