After hearing praise of how much better homemade vanilla extract is than store bought, I finally bit the bullet and bought the ingredients to make some. I ordered some whole vanilla beans from ebay.
Then I bummed some Vodka from a co-worker (who will remain nameless to protect the innocent) and put my vanilla beans to soak.
I also want to get some Bourbon to try making vanilla (My favorite type of vanilla is Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla, which I think it made with bourbon). But (here’s a random fact about me) I have never, ever been to a liquor store. I tried all my friends, but I don’t know anyone who drinks bourbon, so I will have to actually buy it at the store. We’ll see if I work up the courage to go…. 🙂
I have 1/4 a pound of vanilla beans (minus the 4 I used already) to use. Leave me some comments with some yummy recipes that use whole vanilla beans.