Homemade Vanilla Extract: UPDATE (part 2 of 2)

DIY Flavourings, Fermented Food, and Other Fun Stuff

Some of you may remember my first post about homemade vanilla extract from June in which I split 2 vanilla beans down the middle, added them to 3/4 cup of vodka, and set the mixture aside. It has been a little over two months since then, which means it is time for a check in. Comparing my experiment to pure vanilla extract from the store seems the […]

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Homemade Vanilla Extract: Part 1

Homemade Vanilla Extract: Part 1

A few months back, a friend of mine became very excited about vanilla beans and sent me a link with instructions for making vanilla extract. I decided immediately that I would have to make it. If you’re a fellow baker, then you already know how often vanilla extract is called for in recipes and how expensive it is to buy the […]

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Oreo cupcakes

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Today I will share my secret weapon: the Oreo cupcake! It is sure to impress, yet deceptively simple to make. Several people have specifically requested that I bake this as a cake for their birthday. If I don’t know what to bring to a potluck, oreo cupcakes come to the rescue! While I provide a cake and icing recipe here, you can use any recipe […]

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