How to make Vanilla Sugar
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Vanilla Sugar is wildly popular in Europe, we use it in baked goods, or we sprinkle it on the top of baked bundt cakes, crepes, etc. It has a wonderful aroma.
I learned to substitute vanilla sugar for vanilla extract in recipes, but when it comes to using vanilla sugar as a part of a topping, extract can not be used.
When I moved to USA it was rather challenging finding stores that carry vanilla sugar, mainly European stores carry this product, but those are rather far from where I live, I found it in Polish and Russian stores and just recently I found it in Wegmans, a large grocery chain.
After all my searching I think I finally found a solution for vanilla sugar that I love so much. I can make my own home made vanilla sugar.Who knew, right?
Just by mixing granulated sugar with crushed vanilla bean, storing it in the airtight container. I had it in the container for 2 weeks now and I can smell and taste the difference already. I shake the container every day to ensure evenly distributed vanilla flavor in the sugar.