Vanilla Essence

Homemade Vanilla Essence is easy to make and will reward you every time you cook or bake.

Yield 1 x # 20 Fowlers Bottle


3 Vanilla pods spilt, lengthways

700 mL vodka (or brandy)

1/4 cup sugar



Place ring on # 20 Bottle

Add vanilla beans and sugar to bottle, top up with vodka or brandy.  Seal with lid and clip.

Process in your Simple Natural Preserving Kit for 60 minutes.

Remove from Kit, alllow to cool with clips on for 12-18 hours.  Remove clips, store in a cool, dark place for 3 - months.  Each month gently invert the bottle.


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