Vanilla sugar


Vanilla sugar
Almost essential in patisserie, you can find it in expensive little sachets of about 10g.

It's necessary to distinguish between the vanilla sugar which really contains vanilla, and vanillin sugar, purely chemical which has never seen a vanilla pod.

Here is how to quickly make a whole jar full of your own vanilla sugar.
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Last modified on: August 12th 2018

For 500 g, you will need:

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Keeping:

Several months in a closed jar.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Vanilla sugar : Photo of step #1
Remove ends of 5 vanillas pod and discard.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
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Cut into 4 or 5 sections.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
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Put in a food-processor with 1/4 of 500 g caster sugar.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Blend 2 or 3 minutes.

Stage 5 - 15 min.
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Sieve the result through a fine strainer into a bowl...

Stage 6
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...until all the sugar fall down.

Stage 7
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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.

Stage 8
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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.

Stage 9
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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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,008 Kcal or 8,407 Kj0 gr502 gr0 gr
100 %0 %47 %0 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
390 Kcal or 1,633 Kj0 gr97 gr0 gr
19 %0 %9 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

From Jamie Oliver.

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