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After you've taken the seeds out of your vanilla pod, place your pod in sugar. The vanilla flavor adds a nice touch to coffee, tea, and your baking.
Source: Chef at Home, Food Network
By sooz from Toronto, ON
You'll find that this adds a hint of flavor when used in your cereal, tea or coffee.
When giving as a gift, be sure and advise the recipient not to throw out the little brown stick-like vanilla bean in the sugar when they find it. If they add more sugar, it will keep right on working.
By Susan from WV
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If you buy vanilla beans, to make vanilla extract and have some left over, just put a bean or 2 in a quart jar. Fill the jar with sugar put a lid on it and let sit about a week. You will have vanilla sugar for coffee or use it in cake or cookie recipes. You won't have to use all the vanilla extract the recipe calls for.
After you use about half of the vanilla sugar refill with more sugar. It will last a long time.
Source: My brother.
By Sharon from Vian, OK