Home-Made Vanilla Extract
Anyone interested in a recipe for home-made vanilla extract? It makes a fun gift for Christmas, packaged in a small jar with ribbon around neck, included recipe for same, a bag of brownie or cookie mix which requires vanilla and a brownie pan. It IS alcohol-based. Perhaps someone has another recipe for one that does not require alcohol? Could this be one of those "chemistry" things again? I apologize for typing this in as I still haven't made friends with my to their recipe pgm. will find it a tasty and CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP Holiday idea. Better start it now, though! It takes about 7 weeks to "steep" it but you can fudge a little on that timing, I'm sure.
In a 3 cup glass container with a tight fitting lid, combine vanilla beans with the vodka. Cap and allow to "steep" at room temperature for three weeks.
Pour mixture into a bottle; cap and allow to sit at room temperature one month.
Yield:2 cups vanillaextract