I procured some vanilla beans from my friend Kate and decided to whip up some vanilla sugar. I have seen it at the German deli and always thought it would be so fun to bake with! I made it, baked with it and I was right… :o)
Here’s all you do:
Pour 3-4 cups of granulated sugar into a quart sized canning jar (wide mouth is easier).
Split and scrape 3 vanilla beans and place the beans and the scrapings into the jar with the sugar.
Stir to combine.
Place lid on jar and put in a cool dry place for 2-3 weeks. Shake every week or so.
Pour sugar through a sieve to remove as much vanilla bean as possible and pour back into canning jar to store.
I used my sugar to make a batch of cookie stamp cookies. Rolling them in the vanilla sugar gave them a very light and delicate flavor! Yummy!