Did you know that vanilla beans are harvested from orchids? They are one of the most costly spices, second only to saffron. Fresh vanilla beans should be soft, somewhat oily and they should have an intensely.
Learn how to make homemade extracts and you will be able to add an amazing amount of flavor into your kitchen creations! Save money and be creative! Everything from homemade vanilla extract to fresh herbs and nuts can add flavor to your next recipe!
Home made Vanilla Extract is super easy to make at home. This DIY tutorial show all the steps for this easy recipe. Results are far superior to shop bought, plus we test out 3 different spirits you can use so you don't need to!
Homemade Vanilla Extract - Mindlessly easy and so much cheaper & more flavorful than buying store bought vanilla! Makes great gifts! Link includes education on different types of Vanilla extracts for cooking.
DiY Chocolate Extract for Christmas Baking and Gifting
Chocolate extract is a deeply flavourful extract that can be used in the place of vanilla extract in chocolate desserts. It adds a special touch to chocolate chip cookies, pastries, and even whipped cream and frosting. It takes only a few hands-on minutes to make and then a month to steep.