Vanilla Sugar

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I am a frugal girl to the core. If I’m going to spend money on whole vanilla beans, I’d like to get as much use of them as I can.

The flavor of vanilla beans is incredible. It’s such a treat to use in homemade vanilla ice cream, pana cotta, pastry cream, vanilla custard or Chai Tea Latte, like the one I shared with you on Monday. Here’s a phenomenal way to get as much use stretched out of this flavorful black string bean as you can – make Vanilla Sugar. It will be such a treat to sweeten your coffee with it, to add to cookies or any other baked goodies. It’s amazing how much aroma the used vanilla beans give off to plain white sugar. 

Split the vanilla bean in half with a sharp knife. Scrape the vanilla seeds off the pod with the dull edge of a knife. Chai Tea Latte-1-5 Place the used vanilla beans inside a container of sugar. The amount of sugar doesn’t matter. The vanilla beans will work their magic.  Vanilla Sugar-1-3 Seal and store. The vanilla will infuse the sugar with tons of flavor and aroma.  Vanilla Sugar-1-2

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  1. says

    Do you make your own vanilla extract? I put whole and used vanilla beans in vodka and let sit for three weeks when first starting. After that I just keep adding more beans and more vodka to keep the bottle full. I buy vanilla beans in bulk-much more economical than buying a few at a time.

  2. aneesa says

    Hi Milana
    I simply LOVE your photography and recipes thank you for sharing!! which brand of camera do you use and do you personally photograph your designs?
    thank you in advance
    kind regards
    Aneesa

    • says

      Hi Aneesa,
      My name is actually Olga:). Thanks for the compliment. Yes, I do take the pictures here myself, or with my husband. One or the other of us takes all the pictures on this blog.
      We have a Canon Rebel T2i, and use a Canon 50 mm 1:1.8 lens.

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