From Scratch

When we visited Tahiti last year, I bought the fattest most plump-yet-still-expensive-considering-where-we-were vanilla beans.  I have a few projects in mind using them, first on the list is homemade vanilla.

I started by slitting a bunch of them in half while leaving their ends attached.

Using a sharp knife, I scraped out the seed ‘caviar’ from inside the beans.

The pods and seeds went into both vodka (on the left) and bourbon (on the right) then were stored in a dark cabinet. The jars were shaken daily.

Here is the clear vodka version after just one week.

Just two months later we have bourbon vanilla cupcakes with a bourbon vanilla buttercream frosting. 100% made by my husband Brian.  Who’s lucky?  This gal! 

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Lorraine Hendricks
    May 13, 2018 @ 01:39:27

    Wow! That sounds delicious. You are definitely one lucky lady.

    Reply

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