Homemade Vanilla Extract

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Homemade Vanilla Extract
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Whole Vanilla Beans
  2. 1 1⁄2 Cups Mild Brandy or Light Rum
  3. 1⁄2 Cup Water
  4. 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
Instructions
  1. In a 3 cup glass container with a tight fitting lid, combine the vanilla beans with the brandy or rum.
  2. Cap and allow to stand at room temperature 3 weeks.
  3. Remove the beans and strain liquid through a double layer of cheesecloth into a bowl, if necessary.
  4. In a medium saucepan, combine the water and sugar over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool. Stir into vanilla mixture. Pour mixture into a bottle; cap and allow to stand at room temperature 1 month.
Notes
  1. Makes 2 Cups (for under $10.00!!)
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