Vanilla sugar isn’t just for sprinkling. I stir it into angel food cake batter, cookie dough, rice pudding and fruit sauces, too. —Jackie Termont, Ruther Glen, Virginia
Total TimePrep: 5 min. + standing
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 vanilla bean
- 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 1 week. Use as regular granulated sugar, discarding bean as it loses its flavor.
Nutrition Facts1 teaspoon: 16 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 4g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Originally published as Vanilla Sugar in Healthy Cooking December/January 2013