DIY Homemade Vanilla Extract
Have you ever had the chance to taste a recipe using vanilla extract from a bottle other than the McCormick one you find at the local grocery store? Chances are probably not. The fact is, vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world. This is because the pollination process must be done by hand and there is only about a 12 hour window of time that it can happen during the bloom of the plant.
Homemade Vanilla Extract is prized for its rich, complex flavor and incredibly smooth aroma. There simply is no substitute. If you pass by a vanilla extract in the store that seems much cheaper, don’t let the labels fool you. Pure vanilla extract should be dark brown. Therefore, extracting your own vanilla is a great way to make it much more affordable as well as tastier!
There are many different types of vanilla beans depending on which aroma and flavor you prefer and selecting high quality beans will provide significantly better flavor and aroma than commercially produced extracts. This would also be a great gift for someone close to you! So, upgrade your baking flavors with this easy to follow recipe in the link below and bring new excitement to your taste buds!