The processes and tools of cooking

Vanilla Extract

2019-08-22 23:35 #0 by: Tammie

Making Vanilla Extract to give away as gifts is super simple. I like to get started at this time of year so that it is ready by Christmas. I usually make my Extract with Grade B Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla Beans and Vodka. For a liter of vodka you would need about 25 5 inch beans. You would then store it in a cool dark place and give it a shake every day or so for at least two months.

This year I am making two batches with new recipes. One using Bourbon and one using Rum. I wanted to experiment and compare the flavors.

Today I finally received my order of beans after waiting a month for their arrival! I am so excited to see how this turns out.

Happy creating!

Tammie

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2019-08-23 15:39 #1 by: Evelina

Oh im interested to see how it will turn out with rum and bourbon!

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2019-08-23 16:18 #2 by: jordan

I would never have thought that vodka would be used in vanilla extract! What exactly does it do?

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2019-08-23 17:05 #3 by: Evelina

I think the alcohol is just used to break down the vanilla beans to create the extract. Not really sure how though

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