Homemade Vanilla Sugar
Love the taste of vanilla?
Infuse your own sugar at home with fresh vanilla pods, scraped right off the bean. Store the vanilla sugar in a pretty mason jar to keep or as a lovely hostess gift. The sugar will store indefinitely in a cool, dry place inside an airtight container. You can also add more sugar to your jar until the vanilla bean starts to lose its flavour.
Sprinkle the vanilla sugar into your daily coffee, on French toast, on top of a fruit salad or use it when baking. If you have trouble locating a whole vanilla bean, check your local bulk or health food store.
This simple recipe will take you less than five minutes.
Gives 1 cup of vanilla sugar
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 vanilla bean
- Mason jar with a tight-fitting lid
Pour the sugar into the Mason jar.
Slit the vanilla bean down the middle and scrape seeds into the jar filled with sugar.
Place the bean into the sugar and bury for maximum flavour infusion.
Cover with lid and seal tightly. Let the mixture sit for 1-2 weeks before first use.
What do you use your vanilla sugar for?