Makes 1 cup. Recipe is by Cynthia L. Nobles, who says, “For this recipe you can also use the leftover vanilla beans you used to make extract. This sugar gives a boost of vanilla flavor in baking, teas and cocktails.”
1 dried vanilla bean (If using leftover beans used to make vanilla extract, just lay them on paper towels to dry a few days first).
1 cup sugar
1. Slit vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out seeds.
2. In a 1-quart, resealable plastic food bag, bury seeds and bean pod in sugar and seal bag. Allow to sit 1 week, shaking occasionally.