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DIY Vanilla Extract
from Mary's Real Food Cookbook
|This will soon be Vanilla Extract!|
1 – 750ml bottle of Vodka, rum, or brandy
(80 proof = 40% alcohol)
12 – vanilla beans
Remove approximately 1/2 cup of vodka to make room for the vanilla beans. Slice each vanilla bean lengthwise along one entire side of the bean. Place the beans in the vodka bottle, replace the lid, and shake.
Shake the vanilla once/week to agitate the beans and speed the extraction process. Your vanilla should be ready in 6-8 weeks.
*Don’t throw away those vanilla beans.*
Reuse them to make more vanilla extract!
When the vanilla is ready I'll bottle them up in something like these:
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