Apparently there’s this thing called vanilla sugar. And I could’ve been baking with it all these years! It’s used in a lot of European cookie recipes and things like that. But I made it for some chai mix. It’s really easy to make and I have heard that it’s really expensive if you buy it from a store. It’s really just regular white sugar and vanilla extract. Be sure to use pure vanilla extract, not vanilla flavoring, or imitation vanilla.
I needed three cups for my recipe so I made that much, but this recipe can easily be scaled either up or down. The vanilla sugar will also keep, just store it the same way you store white sugar.
3 cups sugar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Mix the sugar and vanilla extract together as much as you can. I found it helped to use the back of a spoon to mush out the lumps in it.
Leave the bowl lightly covered overnight. I used a Pyrex and just placed the lid on top, but didn’t fully put it on. When you come back to it, it will be hard and stiff. Just stir it back up and break up any more lumps. Use in whatever yummy recipe you’re making!
In the recipe, I had to pulse the mix in a food processor, so I didn’t really stir it up after I let it sit overnight. I just dumped it in with the rest of the ingredients and let the food processor stir it for me.
Also, It makes your kitchen smell amazing!
Anyone got any other good recipes to use this in?