Homemade vanilla sugar

    7 days 5 min

    A lot of European recipes for biscuits and cakes use vanilla sugar in place of vanilla extract. My mother would make a large canister of this vanilla sugar in August in preparation for all the Christmas baking she was going to do in November and December!

    10 people made this

    Serves: 96 

    • 400g caster sugar
    • 1 whole vanilla bean

    Prep:5min  ›  Extra time:7days resting  ›  Ready in:7days5min 

    1. Pour the sugar into an airtight container. If the vanilla bean is whole, slice it halfway through the long way, open up the pod; use a spoon or kitchen knife to scrape out the black gooey specks. Stir the specks into the sugar and bury the vanilla pod in the sugar. Cover the jar and let stand for at least 1 week.

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    Reviews in English (9)


    Very good! Easy to make  -  16 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very yummy, good use of the beans that I scraped for other recipes.  -  24 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Incredibly good - and people are really impressed when vanilla sugar is offer for their coffee!  -  23 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)