Vanilla sugar

Step by step recipe:

  1. 5 min.Vanilla sugar : Photo of step #1
    Cut 8 vanillas pod into 4 or 5 sections, remove ends and discard.
  2. 1 min.Vanilla sugar : Photo of step #2
    Put in a food-processor with ¼ of 800 g caster sugar.
  3. 3 min.Vanilla sugar : Photo of step #3
    Blend 2 or 3 minutes.
  4. 2 min.Vanilla sugar : Photo of step #4
    Sieve the result through a fine strainer into a bowl.
  5. 15 min.Vanilla sugar : Photo of step #5
    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 where you can dissolve it in hot milk which will be then filtered.
  7. Vanilla sugar : Photo of step #7
    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.

Recipes which use it: 56

Of which:
Chocolate rolls (petits pains)
Chocolate rolls (petits pains)
Apricot blancmange
Apricot blancmange
Black Forest gateau
Black Forest gateau
Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrines
Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrines
Flambéd bananas
Flambéd bananas

Source:

Jamie Oliver (I think...). This recipe is warmly dedicated to Randy Bell from Toronto.

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