The Boston Diaries

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

You have to make sure the vanilla is bone dry

About a week and a half ago, I used a vanilla bean when making some ice cream (yeah yeah, when the Bunny's away the carrots will play or something like that). I've seen on various television shows that you can dry the used vanilla bean and place it in sugar for a week or so to make vanilla sugar.

Hey, why not?

After I was done with the vanilla bean, I dried it off and shoved it into a contain of sugar in the spice cabinet. Only, I don't think I got it dry enough:

[It's a vanilla bean!  A VANILLA BEAN I say!  Not some arachnid horror from the cocaine fields of Columbia]

But the sugar smells wonderful.

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