Homemade Vanilla Extract

Submitted by: Sherry Tillinghast
Stop buying that cheap imitation crap at the store and make your own. It's much better!

Serves: 1 bottle
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners

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1 Madagascar vanilla bean (search Ebay)
1 bottle of vodka


Split vanilla bean lengthwise with a sharp knife.
Place in jar or bottle.
Cover the bean completely with vodka.
Seal tightly.
Let stand in a cool, dark place for 4 to 6 months.
Shake jar occasionally during the standing time.

If you do this soon, you will have authentic vanilla extract for your holiday baking.


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