Monday, March 19, 2012
This is one of the simplest and best kitchen tricks. If you ever use vanilla beans (like when you make Vanilla Bean Scones), don't get rid of the bean after you scrape it clean of it's inside goodness. Shove it down in a couple of cups of sugar and let it chill, spreading its love. Then use the sugar as you would normally (preferably for baking) and you'll have a lovely hint of vanilla throughout!
I am loving vanilla sugar. I can't wait to find new things to bake with it. But even if you don't bake, this would give a lovely hint to coffee or homemade hot cocoa! The possibilities are endless.
Do you have ways you love to use vanilla sugar? Please share!!
1 vanilla bean shell, scraped clean (use the insides for Vanilla Bean Scones!)
2 cups granulated sugar
1. Push your vanilla bean down into the middle of the sugar. Store in an airtight container for at least 2 weeks. Use for anything you'd normally make with regular sugar!