Tag Archives: Vanilla Extract

  • 09 Oct
    The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

    When I was little my grandmother always had a plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies sitting on her kitchen counter. They weren’t the large cookies you see now days in bakeries. They were relatively small, perfectly round, two bite cookies. The cookies always had a soft interior, and were slightly crisp on the edges.

    My grandmother would sit us down at the kitchen table, pour us a cold glass of milk (put into commemorative Snoopy glasses from a popular fast food chain), and hand us a plate of her delicious cookies. When my grandparents sold their home I remember thinking, “All I really want to have is the Snoopy glasses and my grandmother's chocolate chip cookie recipe.” Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get either one, but it started my search for the chocolate chip recipe of my childhood.

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    This post was posted in Cookies & Baked Goods, Recipes and was tagged with Cookies, Chocolate, Vanilla Extract

  • 24 May
    How To Make Vanilla Extract (Homemade)

    How to Make Vanilla Extract

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to make vanilla extract? Homemade vanilla extract is prized for its full, rich, complex flavor and an incredibly smooth aroma and is truly in a different league than what can be procured from most grocery stores. The difference between pure vanilla extract and imitation vanilla is simple. Pure vanilla extract is made from whole vanilla beans, while imitation and clear vanilla utilizes imitation flavors and chemicals.

    All photos courtesy of MyBakingAddiction.com

    Making vanilla extract is fun and simple! Simply take 5-7 whole vanilla beans (depending on size/length/variety), split lengthwise and add to 8 ounces of 35%+ alcohol (70+ proof). Any type of alcohol can be used, but bottom shelf vodka is most common because it will not add any additional flavors to the extract. Bourbon, rum and brandy can also be used. After 8 short weeks the extract is ready to enjoy.

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    This post was posted in Recipes, Vanilla Bean Recipes, Vanilla FAQs and was tagged with Homemade Vanilla, Vanilla Extract, DIY, Vanilla Bean Recipes

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