|Before... September, 2011|
And wait some more.
But now, four months into my project, the vodka is starting to actually resemble vanilla. It looks like vanilla and it smells like vanilla. A little taste test reveals that it's actually starting to taste like vanilla. It still has a little way to go, but I'm on the road to having a quart of homemade vanilla. This is thrilling.
From all that I have read, homemade vanilla is a lot like a sourdough starter. You can keep it going forever. I think I'll use a little for myself, give some away to a couple of my baking friends, and then "feed" my vanilla "starter". Who knows, maybe I could start a little cottage industry with my artisan vanilla. Well... maybe not.
I'll keep you posted on the progress of The Great Vanilla Experiment. You just never know where this might lead.
|During... January, 2012|