In my picture you can see I forgot to cut the beans to make them less tall. I'll have to do it later. I'll post a picture later to show you the color change!
March 26 note: still not ready. So, at least 6 weeks!!
UPDATE: It worked! Took 3 months! Maybe more vanilla beans will do it faster next time? I'll have to post a new picture later.
|Just made: not ready yet!|
Homemade Vanilla Extract
makes one 750 ML bottle
1 bottle of cane-sugar rum made in US or Cuba
9 organic vanilla beans, mine were on the small side
Open rum bottle. Slice the vanilla bean pods length-wise and use the knife to scrape out the inside seeds. Scrape the seeds on the knife inside the lip of your rum bottle. Cut vanilla beans in half to make them half as tall. Drop them into the bottle, and try to push the seeds into the bottle as you are doing it. Re-cork the bottle and shake well. Store in a cool dark place for 6 weeks. Don't let the liquid go below the vanilla pods. Refill as necessary. The vanilla beans will last longer than one bottle's worth of rum.