Homemade Vanilla Sugar
In the Netherlands, and other European countries, an often used ingredient is vanilla sugar. Vanilla sugar is widely available in supermarkets, but it’s also super easy to make. And the home made version of vanilla sugar is ten times better versus the store bought one.
All you need is sugar and a vanilla bean, and a little jar to put it all in .
First, cut your vanilla bean lengthwise in half.
Scrape out the seeds.
Add half of the sugar in the jar.
Add the seeds to the sugar.
Mix in the seeds with the sugar.
Cut the vanilla bean in three parts (if needed, if your jar is big enough you can choose to keep them whole)
Add the vanilla bean to the sugar.
Pour in the rest of the sugar into the jar.
And that’s it. Put a lid on the jar and shake or stir the sugar every once in awhile to get the vanilla seeds all into the sugar. After 2-3 weeks the vanilla will have infused the sugar enough to be used. After awhile the vanilla sugar will turn a light brown color due to that’s when you really know the vanilla has infused and packed your sugar with flavour.
Use vanilla sugar in your coffee, tea or while baking ofcourse 😀
|Prep Time||5 minutes|
|Passive Time||2 weeks|
500 ml jar
- Cut the vanilla bean lengthwise in half and scrape out the seeds. If needed (depending on the size of your jar) cut the vanilla bean into three parts.
- Add half the sugar into a jar and mix in the vanilla seeds.
- Add the vanilla beans into the jar and top with the remaining half of the sugar.
- Let the sugar sit for 2-3 weeks so the vanilla can infuse the sugar. Stir it every once in awhile to mix the seeds into the sugar. After 2 weeks the vanilla sugar is ready to use.
- The vanilla sugar will turn a light brown color over time.
- If you have used a vanilla bean for a recipe, instead of throwing it away, you can add it to the sugar (make sure the beans are dried). You can never add too many vanilla beans to the sugar.
- Make sure you keep the sugar in a jar with a lid that closes tightly.
Thanks for sharing! Buttercake is one of my favorite childhood memories! We had it at least once a week! There were a few bakeries in Baltimore, Md that made it and I only wish they still were Around today!
You’re welcome, I’m happy to hear it brings back nice memories 😀