September 11, 2012

Vanilla Sugar

Have you ever tried Vanilla Sugar? Vanilla is one of the most comforting and beautiful fragrances I know...and if you have a bunch of Vanilla Beans(which unfortunately are very expensive), you can make your own Vanilla Sugar! 

Well, this is hardly a recipe. All you have to do is pop the beans in a jar full of granulated sugar( I used  coarser sugar, but the finer the better.) Shut the lid tight, and keep it someplace to mature. The beans infuse the sugar with the vanilla flavour, and after about a month,you have Vanilla Sugar!

It can be used in desserts, obviously. My mom made some lovely kheer with it! But a spoonful of vanilla sugar in a glass of warm milk on a rainy day is a comfort and luxury few other things can give.

Artificial vanilla substitutes can be used, but its not quite the same! You can find recipes here

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songbird said...

that's a nifty idea!i have used the same trick to get chilli vinegar!

danielle p. said...

how clever! thanks for sharing :] xx

Shanaya Sinner said...

Wow will def be trying this !

shraddha said...

where did u get the beans shubhi?i wud love to try this

VICTORIA R said...

That sounds really yummy! I definitely want to remember to try it! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow :)

ashy said...

vanilla sugar is yum, esp in hot already dreaming about it!
u r right, nothing brings flavor like the asli vanilla beans - a lot of tv chefs here use vanilla beans instead of vanilla essence. never saw them in India though.

Roanna Fernandes said...

I love vanilla sugar too! I'll be making some soon. ^.^