Friday, September 11, 2009

Fun Stuff: Vanilla Extract

Our House Vanilla Extract. Do not open until November 1, 2009.

I have never made this before. I've been baking more these days, so when I ran out of vanilla extract and needed to replace it, I was reminded of how much it cost. After a little research, I found several recipes for house made vanilla extract. I used 1/2 cup Tanduay Dark Rum from the Philippines and 3 whole vanilla beans. I keep the vanilla extract in a sterilized jar in the cupboard. I shake the jar every morning. The extract needs 2 months before it's ready.

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