I have a bottle on hand at all times and use it in all recipes calling for Vanilla Extract. I always make extra batches for gift giving. When the extract is paired with unusual, beautiful bottles it makes for an impressive, special, unique, and chic gift.
When I give a bottle to someone as a gift, I feel like a domestic goddess
6 Vanilla Beans, organic (Madagascar, Tahitian or Bourbon) and split
Vodka (high quality)
Brandy (high quality)
- Place split vanilla beans in a large wide mouthed glass jar. Cover vanilla beans with vodka and add a splash of brandy making sure that the vanilla beans are completely covered with the alcohol.
- Tightly close the jar with its lid.
- Store jar in a cool, dark place such as a cabinet or pantry for a minimum of two months. The longer you let it macerate, the stronger/better the extract. Some prefer to store it for up to one year before using but that’s completely up to you.
- When its done macerating, pour the vanilla extract into a large Pyrex measuring cup and divide into individual bottles through a funnel.
TIP: I always put a piece of the vanilla bean into each individual gift bottle. It helps to keep the extract potent and it looks pretty too!Homemade Vanilla Extract is a must for every Domestic Goddess. Get the #recipe Click To Tweet
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