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Vanilla Bean Sugar is so easy to make and makes you feel so fancy!
Vanilla bean sugar has so many uses, too! It really shines in coffee or tea. You can use it in place of normal sugar in any recipe, and it’s particularly wonderful in baked goods such as muffins, quickbreads, cakes and pies. Add it to your homemade ice cream recipes for an extra vanilla boost. Put it in your homemade jams – strawberry/vanilla jam is my personal favorite. It’s my secret ingredient in rice pudding. And it takes already decadent homemade whipped cream to a different level.

Posted by Alyssa & Carla B. from San Francisco, California, United States • Published See Alyssa & Carla B.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make sugar. Make Your Own Vanilla Bean Sugar - Step 1
    Step 1

    Place 3 cups of sugar in a medium bowl. Take 1 vanilla bean and make an incision down the length of the pod with a paring knife. Spread the pod open, and use the dull side of the knife to scrape out the beans.

  • How to make sugar. Make Your Own Vanilla Bean Sugar - Step 2
    Step 2

    Place the beans and the pod in the sugar, and use your fingers to scrape any remaining beans out of the pods. Leave the pods in the sugar.

  • Step 3

    Toss the sugar with your hands to thoroughly distribute the vanilla beans. Use within a year.

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