Wonderful Homemade Vanilla Extract

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vanilla2Anyone else use vanilla extract all the time?  Why not make your own and have an unlimited supply at your hands?  Well, its so easy to make.  Here is the recipe:

4 cups Vodka (Rum or Bourbon)

12 Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans

Bormioli Rocco Giara Clear Glass Bottle With Stopper, 33 3/4 oz.

I split the vanilla beans but leave the ends intact slightly and drop them into the jar.
I then pore the vodka all the way to the top and seal the lid.  I store it in a dry, cool, dark area (pantry) for about 6 to 8 weeks shaking it about once a week.  The longer you leave it the stronger it gets.  I then use the Nut Milk Bag and strain the extract before I transfer it to my working small bottle.

I have a bottle going at all times just refilling both my large and small bottles when they get low.

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About katbirdgirl

I am divorced and now married to my best friend and live in West Tennessee. I have 3 beautiful daughters, 2 beautiful bonus daughters, 2 of the cutest grandsons and 2 more coming. I am originally a city girl from Texas but now slowly turning into a country Tennessee girl. I love to cook with my husband, read, play on the computer and enjoy bead weaving when I find the time. This blog will be a mixture of all of my loves: my faith, my children, my husband, cooking, good books, healthy lifestyle and bead weaving. http://www.mydoterra.com/kathyadkisson/

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