|empty vanilla pod, too good to throw away|
But what to do once you scrapped the beans out of the pod? Don't just throw away the pod. The empty pod actually is still having a lot of the vanilla magic left inside, the vanillin, why not extract that as well (as the pods already are not that cheap anyway)? I like to make my own vanilla extract and its rather easy. Just follow the pictures below and enjoy your own self made vanilla extract.
|Vanilla immersed in rum, week 1|
|Vanilla immersed in white rum after a few weeks, the rum is taking the nice dark vanilla color already|
|Of rum and vanilla I just made my own vanilla extract, perfect for baking and cooking|