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Vanilla Extract Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Linda Meyer
Added: Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 bottle vodka - cheap vodka is best
1 vanilla bean - large or 2 small beans

Directions:
Directions:
1. Carefully split bean lengtwise, cardful not to spill the seeds. Uncap bottle of vodka - slide bean (seeds and all ) into bottle and recap.

2. Shake bottle for timne to time and in about 3 to 4 months you will have extract. Keep in dark area. Pour into small extract bottle for easy use.

3. Just add more vodka for beans as needed to keeep a supply on hank. --You may use vefore three months but flavor is best after 3 to 4 months.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
+++Vanilla beans can be purchased at large supermarkets or health food stores. They should be bendable and soft, not brittle. A large bean 6-7 inches, small bean 4-5 inches.+++

 

 

 

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