Recipe of the week


Vanilla essence

Course: baking
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Michelle
Real vanilla essence and so easy to make


  • 2 vanilla pods
  • 200 mls vodka 80% proof I use Absolut or brandy
  • 2 tsp sugar


  1. Chop up the vanilla pods

  2. Mix together with the vodka and sugar

  3. Seal in airtight jar in a dark place
  4. Shake every day or 2
  5. Ready in a month
  6. You can keep adding to the bottle for quite a while

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