If you read a lot of food blogs or like baking, you probably know this already. Vanilla extract is just vanilla beans and vodka. That’s it.
I was a little astonished when I found the “recipe”. Really? That’s it? And I’m paying up the wazzu for that?
I was unsure where to find vanilla pods. Oddly enough, it was a bulk find at Costco (of all places!). The cool thing is when it’s complete you can just top the jar with a more vodka and have an endless supply as you use it.
I bought this vodka when I went to visit family in Poland. Probably should have chosen something local. Note to self: that was silly, don’t do it again.
2 split vanilla beans for every 1 cup of vodka. Glass jar in a dark place for 2 months and voila! That’s it! I kid you not. That is it! Happy vanilla extracting!