Home made Pure Vanilla Extract

 

Home made Pure Vanilla Extract

Making your own Pure Vanilla extract.
Okay for starters let’s address the issue of alcohol.
Real vanilla contains Alcohol, yes even the very expensive organic variety. There really is not a way around it, but it really will be okay.

I am not asking you to drink the bourbon or the entire Bottle of Vanilla. ~grin
If you do drink Alcohol your bottle of Bourbon might need to be replenished more frequently,  thenthose of us who do not.
I bake and use vanilla almost daily and my bottle of vanilla is still about 3/4 full after 6 months.(8 ozs)
Great investment for great vanilla and great food!

Okay so what we need to get rolling here…

  • Bottle or bottles ( You can make more than one at a time, if you order the vanilla beans below you can make 2 batches at once and still have bourbon left to make more as gifts or use in a cake recipe, if you like)
  • Vanilla Beans
  • Bourbon

Bottles here

Reagent Bottle, Amber Glass, Wide Mouth, 250ml / 8 Oz

Vanilla Beans Here

Delitaliana Grade A Premium Madagascar Gourmet Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Pack of 10)

The Best Bourbon Hands down for Vanilla Extract

Whiskey Acres Bourbon is USA Farmer owned and operated.
From Seed to Distillation American Farmed and Handcrafted
http://www.binnys.com/spirits/Whiskey_Acres_Bourbon_Farmcrafted_Whiskey_942842.html

 Split 5  vanilla Beans in half lengthwise. 
Place the vanilla beans in a bottle. Cover them with 8 ounces bourbon, making sure they are completely submerged. Cover  bottle and give it a good shake.Store the bottle of vanilla beans in a cool, dark place for 6 weeks  shaking it from time to time. Taste the extract and let it infuse longer if you want a stronger flavor. I leave the pods in my bottle but you can remove them from the bottle when infusion is complete.

Enjoy your vanilla!

Reagent Bottle, Amber Glass, Narrow Mouth, 250ml / 8 Oz
Vanilla Products USA 10 Grade A Prime Gourmet Madagascar Vanilla Beans

5~6″

bourbonhttp://www.binnys.com/spirits/Whiskey_Acres_Bourbon_Farmcrafted_Whiskey_942842.html

 

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Not Lily chocolate chips

Not Lily chocolate chips

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I had a lot of feedback on my previous recipe using skinny chocolate for chocolate chips with regards to chips melting when taking them out of the molds. after readers suggestions and trial and error I think this is a much better version of the sugar free chocolate chips that is still very economical.

Ingredients
Method
  • whisk 1/4 Cup cocoa powder and 5 tbsp powdered swerve together in a bowl
  • Melt 1/2 cup coconut oil in sauce pan with 1/2 bar baking chocolate stirring well to keep from burning
  • Pour melted  chocolate into powdered cocoa swerve mixture and whisk mixture well to dissolve the powder.
  • Set your mold on a lined ( to keep down mess ) baking sheet ( one that will fit in your freezer) this is optional but makes it easier to put the molds into the freezer.
  • Pour over chocolate chip molds and spread out with spatula. freeze in freezer until firm and pop out and store in plastic bag in freezer .

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2 In 1 Combo SET – 4 Square Silicone Non-slip Potholder/Trivet/Mat and a Stainless Steel Veggie Swivel Peeler with Plastic Handle, Plus an Awesome eBook for Healthy Cooking by BlueSkyBos®

I personally use 2 just for pot holders and keep 2 for molds. but they wash up so easy that you can just wash them out after use and use all 4 for molds , wash and then use as potholers or trivets

My friend Judy has some wonderful chocolate (and other) chips that you can check out here 

She said the peanut butter are fantastic!

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Bake THMS Low Carb

Ingredients

  • 4chicken Breasts
  • 4 pieces of bacon
  • 3/4 cup total of ranch, mayo and greek yogurt combined (1/4 cup each works well)
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

Method

    • Wrap bacon around chicken Breast
    • Cover in mayo mixture and top with cheese
    • Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 about 45 minutes

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1085-101902639-1

Or in 2 days from Amazon Here

 

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/trimhealthymamas/Beginners group

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