Vanilla extract is the easiest thing in the world to make – which means you no longer have to spend upwards of five pounds for a lilliputian supermarket bottle. Plus, it makes a great (and cheap!) gift.
You will need:
- vanilla pods
- cheap vodka (the good stuff can be saved for drinking!)
- Simply split the vanilla pods with a knife, length ways (I used two for a small bottle) and place in the sealable bottle.
- Fill with vodka.
- Leave in a cool, dark place for around two months – shake occasionally.
And that’s it – the quickest, simplest way to make baking more economical!