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Vanilla Sugar

 Vanilla Sugar
I use homemade vanilla sugar to bake angel food cake, cookies and various fillings. You can also use vanilla beans to infuse simple syrup, rice pudding and fruit sauces. Next on my list of things to try is homemade vanilla extract. &mdash:Jackie Termont, Richmond, Virginia
96 ServingsPrep: 5 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean

Directions

  • Place sugar in an airtight container. Split vanilla bean lengthwise;
  • using the tip of a sharp knife, scrape seeds from the center into
  • sugar; add bean. Seal container and shake until blended. Let stand,
  • covered, at least 24 hours. Use as regular granulated sugar,
  • discarding bean as it loses it's flavor. Yield: 2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 teaspoon equals 16 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein.