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Monday, September 17, 2012
Holiday Vanilla Rum Extract
Fall is the perfect time to make you own vanilla extract. You can use it for gifts for the holidays or for your holiday baking. I heard the other day that the price of Vanilla Beans will be going
up so if you haven't made your own vanilla extract before, now is the
time! It's easy and also makes a great gift.
What you need:
Clean glass jar and lid
16 ounces rum
4-6 vanilla beans
Place whole vanilla beans (or you can split down the middle) in the jar and pour in the
rum. Cover with tight fitting lid and shake the jar a few times. Place it cool dark
place for 8 weeks. It will get darker over time. Remove your beans and pour into decorative bottles if giving as a gift. This has a slightly different taste than vanilla extract made with vodka. You can use Angie's recipe for traditional vanilla extract Homemade Vanilla Extract .