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Vanilla Extract II (P)
Yield: 1 pint

4 vanilla beans
1 pint bourbon or vodka

Chop the vanilla beans into small pieces, being careful to retain all the seeds and crystals.

Place the chopped beans into the pint bottle of preferred alcohol and allow to steep 1 to 6 months, depending on the strength you wish to achieve. Shake the bottle occasionally to disperse the ingredients.

The mixture keeps indefinitely and you can continue to add alcohol to the bottle as you use the extract. When the extract has reached the ideal flavor for your cooking, you may strain the beans from the liquor using a coffee filter and return the extract to the bottle. There is no need to refrigerate.

Posted by Caryn Bloomberg

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A