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Homemade Vanilla extract
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Homemade Vanilla extract
I started making my own vanilla extract. It's was interesting learning about how it was done. I still have a few months before it will be ready to use. I hope it taste as good as it smells.
Vanilla Beans
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Beans and Vodka
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Here it is to date.
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I can't wait till its done. (Hick) It should be well (Hick) worth the (hick) wait....
01-10-2009 08:56 PM
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Re: Homemade Vanilla extract
Is that Stolie you are using? Would potato vodka work? Cheap stuff?
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01-29-2009 06:56 PM
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Let us know when it's done! I'll stop by and have a swig or two with you.

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Re: Homemade Vanilla extract
I used Smirnoff 80 proof. They say it is best to use 80 proof. I have talked to some people that have used the cheap stuff and they say it turns out fine. It is supposed to age for at least 6 weeks but they say its better after 6 months and up to 5 years. Mine has just reached the 6 week mark and it taste pretty good. I use a lot of vanilla and I prefer the real thing. I've noticed that a lot of extracts you buy at the store say 100% vanilla extract but they contain corn syrup and other sweetners. They are also pretty expensive. I thought I would give it a try myself and I've found that its not that hard and so far I'm happy with the results. It also has given me a lot of vanilla beans to work with. I've used the bean caviar in some recipes and I like it even more than just the extract. I've also made vanilla sugar with some of the pods which works good in recipes and gives the item a slight vanilla flavor. You can go to VanillaReview.comto learn how to make it. I also purchased my vanilla bean's at Vanilla, Saffron Imports. Its not as expensive as you would think. A pound of beans (100 to 110 beans) is only $19.95 I purchased some beans from Costco once and got 10 beans for $19.00. I have also purchased a White Oak Barrel which I am going to make a batch of vanilla in and see how it works. I'll let you know.
02-01-2009 02:28 PM
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So will this year's comp sauces have a distinctive new flavor profile???

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Real vanilla bean ice cream.......... oh baby! Big Grin

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02-04-2009 12:56 PM
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