Vanilla sugar can enhance the flavor of vanilla in baked goods, but it can be expensive. Homemade vanilla sugar is a simple, easy and effortless process that takes five minutes but will save you lots of money if you bake often. Vanilla sugar uses only two ingredients and can be used in sweet and savory dishes as well as drink and sprinkles to enhance their flavor.
Split the vanilla beans in half lengthways. Scrape the center to remove the seeds
Thoroughly mix these seeds in the sugar. You can use a food processor. I like to use a whisk and give it a good stir.
Store the sugar in a mason jar and use in any recipe that calls for vanilla sugar
My Cheat - Homemade Vanilla Sugar.
Split the vanilla beans down the center, do not scrape the seeds. Place the whole vanilla beans in a glass jar with the sugar. Give it a good stir.
Leave the sugar for at least a week before you use it.
In a week the sugar will have absorbed enough flavor from the beans. You can use this as vanilla sugar.
Top as you go - Use the amount of sugar you need from the jar, then top with more sugar and give it a stir. The vanilla bean will continue to perfume the sugar and small amounts of the scrapping will fall out from the beans as you stir.