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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #210 on: October 23, 2013, 10:27:35 pm »
Hmmmmm, it was so long ago I can't remember but I'm thinking maybe I didn't.

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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #211 on: October 23, 2013, 10:40:18 pm »
 ;D pull them out and chop them up with a pair of scissors and squeeze the beans out
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i don't need a recipe i'm italian

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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #212 on: October 24, 2013, 01:22:26 am »
I just put whole beans (about 20) in my bottle of vodka and it has made amazing vanilla without removing the ends or chopping them up.   If I use a vanilla bean out of there for a recipe I just pop the seedless bean back into the bottle.  Things seem to be working well for me.
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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #213 on: October 24, 2013, 03:04:31 am »
I pulled the vanilla beans out of the jar last night and chopped off the ends then chopped the pods into smaller pieces as well.  I didn't scrape out the seeds, but the pods had been cut open initially so they should have been capable of flavouring the vodka.  I will keep shaking and hoping that all will be well ... I've still got two months to go till Xmas!
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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #214 on: October 26, 2013, 09:51:30 am »
Made a batch of this last week after never getting to use my two batches in france.. Just put 12 or so split vanilla beans into a bottle of vodka.. Will have to remember to shake..lol.. At least i will get to enjoy this one!!
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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #215 on: November 17, 2013, 07:31:20 pm »
Still shaking it regularly and is looking good ;D
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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #216 on: November 17, 2013, 09:45:49 pm »
Mine is exactly 2 months old now, nice and dark and beginning to use it. It's still a bit 'vodka-y' but will get even better with age. If I gave any as gifts at this point or even at Xmas, I would make sure there are a couple of vanilla beans in the smaller bottle to it can keep brewing further for the recipient. I have also made a small bottle of kaffir lime leaf extract which is coming along nicely and keen to try lemon and orange when I find some organic citrus fruits.
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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #217 on: April 06, 2014, 01:56:25 am »
Just making a batch of this for Christmas thought I'd give it a bump.
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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #218 on: April 06, 2014, 03:43:19 am »
Good timing, Lucyluu
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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #219 on: April 06, 2014, 09:02:44 am »
You are certainly a planner. Well done.
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