The Barefoot Contessa where she talked about making homemade vanilla. I don't remember her actually making it, more just quickly running through the how to's. Seriously, you can barely call it a recipe, its that easy.
12-24 vanila beans
That's it. And all you do is split the beans, scrape the seeds, throw 'em in the jar, put the empty beans in the jar, cover it all with vodka, and shake. Ms. Garten says it'll be ready in six months. But I choose to believe this recipe, over at Zoe Bakes, that says five weeks.
I've been wanting to make it ever since I saw that BC episode, but I knew I'd have to take out a loan to get enough beans. I finally caved when I needed another excuse to buy more Weck jars. Which brings me to my new obsession. Is it weird that I am obsessed with these jars? Ok, maybe a little, but there are worse things. Anyway, I wanted to get these mini carafes and knew they would be perfect for the vanilla. And since Easter was just a few days away these were a perfect addition to my mom and mother-in-law's Easter baskets!