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Rating: 4 stars
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This is a delicate and highly aromatic vanilla for baking or even spiking your weekend coffee! This makes an excellent gift.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
additional:
2 weeks
total:
2 weeks
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean with a sharp knife. Place the seeds and bean in a clean glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Pour the brandy over the vanilla bean, close the lid, and let sit for 2 weeks.

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  • After 2 weeks, remove the bean.

Nutrition Facts

47 calories; carbohydrates 0.9g; sodium 0.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2010
We have been making our own vanilla for years. This recipe is a variation-we use 2 vanilla beans split and a bottle of brandy (we use a lot of vanilla!) When the bottle is finished we take out the beans and reuse them along with 2 new vanilla beans in new bottle. Once the old beans are 'finished' -whenever you decide they're finished- dry them out and cover them with white sugar and you'll have a jar of flavoured sugar. Forget the vodka-brandy is the way to go! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2010
We have been making our own vanilla for years. This recipe is a variation-we use 2 vanilla beans split and a bottle of brandy (we use a lot of vanilla!) When the bottle is finished we take out the beans and reuse them along with 2 new vanilla beans in new bottle. Once the old beans are 'finished' -whenever you decide they're finished- dry them out and cover them with white sugar and you'll have a jar of flavoured sugar. Forget the vodka-brandy is the way to go! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2018
I have been making my own vanilla for about 3 years now but this is the first time I make it with something other than Vodka. I do not remove the vanilla beans I just keep adding to the bottle. I did use fresh beans in this bottle since my other ones are soaked in Vodka. This is good but I prefer using Vodka over the slightly sweet Brandy. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2016
I have been making this for about 5 years. I use 2 beans and a bottle of brandy. I prepare about 99% of our meals from scratch am a pretty good cook. This combo has my vote. Read More
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