Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Christmas chez moi continued…

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I have several friends who all enjoy baking so I thought some homemade vanilla extract without all the chemical nasties would be a lovely gift.

Time: 20mins

Challenge: Easy

Equipment:
→ Vodka
→ Glass bottles
→ Vanilla pods
→ funnel (optional for ease)
→ Stickers
→ Ribbon

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1. Wash your bottles well and sterilise with boiling water

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2. Cut down the middle of your vanilla pods so that when they’re in the bottle all the vanilla loveliness will mingle with the vodka

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3. Place pods in the bottles. You want a ratio of 1 pod per 80ml of vodka (about 1/3 cup).

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4. Fill bottles with vodka

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5. Add your stickers and ribbon to beautify and look sweet. Voila all done.

6. Leave in a cool dark place for about 2 months for flavours to develop. The colour will deepen with time.

tip
You can just top up your bottle with vodka as you use it for a bottomless supply of vanilla extract.

I painted the lids with a festive red nail polish to cover over the writing.

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Enjoy,
naomi ♡

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