Check out my vanilla extract after a little over 2 months later...I made two batches...one for my family's house and one for my fiance's house..it looks great and I can't wait to bake with it!! See the extract before a good 2 month soak here. I'm gonna keep the beans soaking in there for longer, but that rich amber color shows me that it's already ready!!
My newest project with these fine beans is making some vanilla sugar for gifts around the holidays. Target was charging $1.99 for maybe 3 oz. of vanilla infused sugar, and with so many uses for it, I'm sure it will be a great gift for the coworkers...I love giving homemade items. Last year was truffles and pretzels (which I'll probably continue anyway)...but I want to add vanilla sugar to the mix with some fun recipe ideas! I followed Culinary Concoctions proportions for the vanilla sugar in her post here.