Making Vanilla Sugar For Baking and Gift-Giving
Making your own vanilla sugar could not be easier. You can substitute vanilla sugar for granulated sugar in any recipe. It is also wonderful added to coffee or sprinkled on baked goods. This makes a great hostess gift, party favor and is a terrific addition to any gift basket.
Only 2 Ingredients:
~2 cups Granulated Cane Sugar
~1-2 Vanilla Beans, cut lengthwise to expose the little seeds
I used a little over 4# of sugar (2 pkgs.) for 6 pint jars.
- Place the vanilla pod into a lidded container with sugar (leaving at least an inch of headspace) so that the pod is completely covered. Shake it well. You have to wait 1-2 weeks before vanilla sugar is ready, but after one week it is quite fragrant enough.
- The sugar will take on an even more pronounced vanilla flavor with time.
- The best part is you can just add additional sugar to the jar as it is used and your original vanilla bean pieces will impart their sweet floral goodness to cups and cups of sugar. I call it ‘perpetual’ vanilla sugar – just like my Perpetual Vanilla Extract!
- You can also do this with coffee beans and honey!
Enjoy seeing your friend’s faces light up when they receive this sweet little gift 🙂
“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” ~Matthew 7:11
Also, for directions to making a Vanilla Extract, I wrote this tutorial just for you!
Thanks for reading!