Hello!! I am so happy to introduce you all to one of my fabulous contributors Moira from Hearth and Homefront!! You should definitely check out her amazing blog and follow her here —->
When I first started teaching myself to cook, I scoffed at making pantry ingredients from scratch. Why bother? I had good options available at my local stores.
Then we moved to the middle of nowhere and I was ordering everything online. I decide to be brave and give a few recipes a try. After success with vegetable stock and granola bars, I was much more confident.
This vanilla extract? It’s so easy it’s barely a recipe. You literally pour the two ingredients together and stick them in the back of a cupboard. Like most homemade versions the flavor is much stronger and cleaner than its store bought counterpart. The ingredients are easy to get. (Don’t use the good vodka though-save that for your cocktails!) Vanilla beans can be pricy but I often stumble on them in places like World Market or Farmer’s markets or Co-ops and the prices are way better than what you see in the grocery store.
Make this and you’ll never buy vanilla extract in the grocery store again.
I dare you.
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