Vanilla sugar

Step by step recipe:

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    Remove ends of 5 vanillas pod and discard.
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    Cut into 4 or 5 sections.
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    Put in a food-processor with 1/4 of 500 g caster sugar.
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    Blend 2 or 3 minutes.
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    Sieve the result through a fine strainer into a bowl...
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    ...until all the sugar fall down.
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    Put remaining vanilla pods into food processor, add another ¼ of sugar and repeat the operation.

    Continue until you have used all the sugar.
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    At the end, you will have a little sugar left with the vanilla pods that's impossible to sieve. Do not throw it away: use in a recipe like crème brûlée or confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream), where you can dissolve it in hot milk which will be then filtered.
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    Put your vanilla sugar in an airtight jar and keep, if possible, 3 weeks before using, so that the vanilla aromas mix well with the sugar.

    During these three weeks, stir it with a fork once a week, so that it does not form lumps.

Remarks:

You can make multiples of the proportions indicated, but it is important to respect 100 g sugar per vanilla pod.

Don't believe those "recipes" who tell you that putting a vanilla pod in a jar of sugar will give you vanilla sugar, it's a lie because the vanilla pod is impervious.

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Brownie

Source:

From Jamie Oliver.

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