Make your OWN Vanilla!

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Did you know you can make your own Vanilla Extract? It's one of the easiest things you will ever do!  I use a ton of vanilla in the cooking school so several years ago I discovered how to make it myself and now I want to share it with YOU! 

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Many of the vanilla beans bought at the grocery store are dry and brittle.  To make the very best Vanilla Extract you want to use a high quality bean.  For Vanilla to be called Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla, you have to use Madagascar beans and these are the most expensive beans you can buy.  To make a good quality vanilla you can use beans of any origin as long as they are plump and oily.  I have been buying my vanilla beans from Olive Nation for many years and have always been pleased with the quality.

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Homemade Madagascar Vanilla

18-20 Madagascar vanilla beans

750 milliliters vodka

2 tablespoons bourbon

Open the vodka and remove about ¼ cup.  Add bourbon and vanilla beans and let steep for up to a year.  To speed up the steeping process, shake the bottle once or twice a day.  When the liquid is verydark in color it is ready to use.