I realize this has nothing to do with the big game that’s taking place this weekend… but I made vanilla extract!
It’s not much to be proud of, really. It took me all of 30 seconds to throw together.
Combine sliced vanilla beans and plain vodka in a container. Store in a warm place and give the bottle a shake daily. In two months (or thereabouts), you’ll have the most intense vanilla extract ever.
Here it is on day 1:
Two months later:
A little darker, a lot more intense, and ready to contribute to many baked goods here at Tasty Retreat!
And the best part? Whenever you run low, just top off the bottle with more vodka. I can’t believe I had never made this before.
Not bad for a 30 second recipe, eh? Well, 30 seconds plus two months.