Thursday, December 20, 2012

Vanilla Sugar

No, that's not dirty snow!
5348 vanilla sugar 

After pouring some little jars of vanilla extract, we had some vanilla beans ready for re-purposing.   I threw them in the food processor with a cup of sugar and blended it up.  The big chunks of vanilla were sifted out and processed with a second cup of sugar, and then repeated this with a third cup of sugar.  You can see in the picture how the sugar on the right has more brown bits than the middle, and the sugar on the left has the least.  We actually did a fourth pass with just a half a cup of sugar because I didn't know how much more would fit in the jar.  We mixed it all together and put it back in one of the quart jars that we used to make the vanilla extract.  Vanilla sugar!  Time to make some cookies...!

4 comments:

Miss Jean said...

I can't wait to make my own vanilla and thank you for the link to ordering the vanilla beans. I finally found them at Sprouts but they were $7.98 for two beans!!!!!! Yikes!

Thimbleanna said...

What a fun re-cycling idea! So, if you use vanilla sugar in a recipe, do you just leave out the vanilla? Very interesting!

Candace said...

I love this almost as much as I love the homemade vanilla, Karen!
Cheers!

sillylittlelady said...

what a great idea! I'm planning on making vanilla extract for everyone next year and this is a great re-purposing of them.