I went to the Cleveland Food Show this fall, and it always makes me want to cook even more and try new things. I tried this, to make my own vanilla extract. It was cool to be able to make something that will end up being an ingredient in future recipes. This came in a kit, but you could easily buy vanilla beans yourself to make vanilla extract.
-1 cup vodka
-5 vanilla beans
|Clean the vanilla beans.|
|Cut a slit through the middle of each bean.|
|Fill a bottle with the vodka.|
|Let the vanilla sit for 6 weeks,|
shaking it every few days.
I'll be using this in more blog recipes soon!