Easy Vanilla Sugar Recipe
Vanilla pods can be used for infusing sugar to capture its vanilla flavor and aroma. You can simply bury two vanilla pods that have a reasonably high moisture content into 1Lbs (450g) of sugar and store them in an airtight container. Over time the vanilla flavor will permeate through the sugar.
However, we have a second method that will greatly increase the vanilla flavor in the sugar and also reduce the time it takes for the vanilla flavor to permeate through the sugar.
Vanilla Sugar Recipe – Storage
Select a large fragrant vanilla pod with reasonably high moisture content. Cut the vanilla pod into pieces and place it in the bowl of a small food processor. Add 1Lbs (450g) of sugar and process until the vanilla pod is finely ground and well distributed through the sugar. The sugar will be powdery similar to icing sugar. Transfer the vanilla sugar to an airtight container. Vanilla-infused sugar will keep indefinitely and is used as you would use plain sugar.