Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Repurposed Bean

A vanilla bean is a special treat in my kitchen.  I do my best to be mindful of our food resources, so an ingredient that can do double duty is a true gem.  If you'll recall the Winter Solstice Brew from a few weeks back, this vanilla bean was one of the key ingredients.  After a short rinse and drying overnight, the vanilla bean was ready to be added to turbinado sugar.  It's flavor will infuse the sugar just in time for some special cookies I have planned for Valentine's Day.  Sweets for my sweet.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful! Have you ever tried this with powdered sugar? I'm wondering if that might work, too? I have a recipe for a German cookie which calls for something like that. I'm excited to see what cookies you'll be making :)