How to Make Vanilla Sugar

How to Make Vanilla Sugar

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How to Make Vanilla Sugar

Many European recipes I want to try call for Vanilla Sugar. You can even purchase vanilla sugar on Amazon. When I saw the price, I though, you have got to be kidding me. For the price of one 2.5 oz bag of vanilla sugar plus the cost of shipping, I can buy a bottle of Watkins Madagascar Vanilla Beans (under $10.00) which contain 2 beans, 5 lb. bag of sugar (under $2.00) and make my own vanilla sugar and then some!

how to make vanilla sugar

Decorative Container

My hubby loves to drink Bird Dog Whiskey, which is great for me. Why? Because Bird Dog whiskey comes in decorative bottles with a cork stopper,
the perfect container for storing my vanilla sugar. I have to admit, I wish I would have put a vanilla bean in my sugar years ago. I love the flavor. If your hubby doesn’t drink whiskey, you can use any decorative bottle you can find. Then again, you don’t even have to store your vanilla sugar in a decorative bottle, ( I just like too). You can store vanilla sugar in a plastic, air-tight container or in any container that you keep your sugar in.

Vanilla Sugar

Vanilla sugar is wonderfully fragrant and flavorful sugar made by burying vanilla beans in granulated sugar or powdered sugar. The beans can also be scraped from the bean pod and the seeds are added to granulated sugar. The result is a delicious and perfumy sugar that can be used as an ingredient for baked goods, fruit and other desserts. Vanilla sugar in a decorative bottle makes a great teacher gift, birthday gift or even hostess gift during the holidays.

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Vanilla Sugar
Prep Time
5 mins
 

Add the wonderful flavor of vanilla to all of your baked goods.

Ingredients
  • 24 ounces granulated sugar
  • 4 Madagascar vanilla beans, split and scraped
  • decorative bottles with cork, optional
Directions
  1. Combine the sugar and vanilla bean scrapings in a medium bowl.
  2. Using your hands, use disposable gloves, slowly rub together the sugar and the vanilla bean scrapings until all the scrapings have been dispersed well throughout the sugar. Pour sugar/bean mixture into a decorative bottle or container of your choice. Cork and set aside until needed. The vanilla sugar will age over time and become more fragrant and delicious.

Do Not Throw Your Vanilla Bean Pods Away!

Once you have used your vanilla bean scrapings to add flavor to all of your delicious desserts, add them to your sugar container to enhance all of your baked goods with vanilla flavor. Place you used vanilla bean into your sugar container after using and cover with sugar. Do this each time you use a bean. The vanilla flavor will intensify over time, this depends on how much baking you do and how often you add vanilla beans.


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