Friday, March 18, 2011

Stay out of the vanilla extract!

We ran out of vanilla extract again, and while I bought another bottle to get us through, I also decided to start our own here to be used when that runs out. A bottle of cheap vodka, a couple of packs of extract-grade vanilla beans and we're good to go.

It's only been working or soaking or whatever you'd call it for a few days, but it already smells like vanilla extract and it's hard to keep from opening the bottle and sniffing! Or worse.

5 comments:

Mrs. Mac said...

I can smell it from here! What a good plan. Vanilla and almond extract are inhaled/used often in our home to flavor homemade coffee creamer.

Catherine said...

I like the "or worse"! And of course I love the smell of vanilla.

Vania said...

mmmmmmmm - does sound very tempting indeed! How long does it take?

Vania said...

mmmmmmm - does sound very tempting indeed! How long does it take till it is ready?

Maria Stahl said...

Vania, it's supposed to be usable in 3 months, better in 6. You're supposed to take the bottle out and give it a turn every day to swish the vanilla around, but I have it hidden from myself and keep forgetting.