Homemade Pure Vanilla Extract / Domaći ekstrakt od vanilije

I kinda planned to post this two months before Christmas, as it would make an awesome homemade Christmas gift. Obviously, I did not succeed in this task. Why two months, you might ask? Well, it takes about two months for the booze to extract flavour from the vanilla pod and the flavour to develop.

This thing is super easy to make and all you need booze, vanilla pods and willingness to wait for two months for alcohol to work its magic. That’s basically it. And bam! You have your own pure vanilla extract which beats any of those store-bought atrocities that don’t even have any real vanilla in them.

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INGREDIENTS:

½ cup vodka

1 vanilla pod

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METHOD:

Using a sharp knife, cut the vanilla pod in half, lengthwise. Then trim the pod to fit the bottle or jar of your choice. Pour vodka over vanilla pieces, tightly secure the cork or a lid and shake like a maniac for about a minute. Store in a cool and dark place for two months, while weekly repeating the shaking action. When you start running low on extract, simply replenish with more booze.

This makes a really nice gift if you pick out a cute bottle and decorate it with a nice label and a bow.

For super cheap vanilla pods, Ebay is my saviour.

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Nekako sam planirala ovaj post objaviti dva mjeseca prije Božića, pošto bi ovo bio super Božićni poklon iz kućne radinosti. Očito je da nisam uspjela u tom naumu. Zašto baš dva mjeseca, pitate se? Zato što je potrebno oko dva mjeseca da cuga izvuče aromu iz mahune vanilije i da se okus razvije.

Ovaj je ekstrakt super jednostavan za napraviti i samo vam trebaju alkohol, vanilija i pričekati dva mjeseca da se čarolija desi. To je u principu to. I bum! Imate svoj vlastiti čisti ekstrakt od vanilije koji gazi pred sobom sve one dućanske užase koji čak niti nemaju pravu vaniliju u sebi.

SASTOJCI:

½ šalice votke

1 mahuna vanilije

PRIPREMA:

Oštrim nožem po dužini raspolovite mahunu vanilije. Onda narežite polovice ovisno o veličini bočice koju ste izabrali. Prelijte votku preko komada vanilije, čvrsto zatvorite bočicu i sve luđački tresite oko pola minute. Spremite na hladno i tamno mjesto na dva mjeseca, s time da jednom tjedno dobro protresete bočicu. Kako ćete trošiti ekstrakt, jednostavno ga nadopunite sa još votke.

Ovo je super poklončić ako uzmete neku lijepu bočicu i ukrasite ju sa fora etiketom i mašnom.

Za jeftine mahune vanilije moj spas je Ebay.

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Homemade Pure Vanilla Extract / Domaći ekstrakt od vanilije

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