Friday, September 23, 2011

Vanilla Bean Sugar

My jar is actually full of sugar but I knew you'd never see the beans if I didn't snap a pic when only half full.

Vanilla Sugar.  Or the most tempting jar in my home.  I had a few extra vanilla beans and decided to split them down the center and pop them in a mason jar full of sugar.  Shake, shake, shake every few days and there you have it.  My super secret recipe.  Ha.  As you use up the sugar, feel free to just add more and shake it up.  You should be able to refill this jar over and over again for a good long while.

Adding the vanilla beans just makes this jar of sugar a jar of magic fairy dust.  Add it to any recipe but it is particularly amazing in cases where you would ordinarily top with sugar.  Like muffins, cookies or pie crust.  It's subtle but heavenly.

I am not going to lie...sometimes I just open the jar and sniff it.  It's that yummy.  Have I just crossed the line in our bloggy friendship?  Was that TMI?  Whatever, it's totally true.  I am a total vanilla bean-aholic, y'all!

I think it might make a sweet (ha- I think I'm so funny) little hostess gift if you put it in a smaller mason jar and wrapped it up nicely.


erica said...

I use to make vanilla bean sugar all the time and completely forgot about it. Definitely going to give this a go again.


katie lake said...

I love it! I bet it would be amazing sprinkled on top of some orange rolls.

Pink, Green, and Southern said...

So cute! I want to make some now. AND I'm def using it as a gift. Thanks for sharing!!

Sue said...

I have wanted to do this "forever"! I think it's time:) Thanks for the push!

Wendy said...

That is a great idea! I think I may have to try that today.... I bet it would be delicious in coffee or tea or paired with a little cinnamon on toast.

Jenni R. said...

Thanks for the tutorial on this. I read about it on a recipe for a Rustic Pear Tart, but seeing you do it helps tremendously!

REBrown said...

Sounds delicious! Seems like it would be really good on fruit.


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