Basic Recipes > Vanilla Sugar

How to make vanilla sugar:
Vanilla Sugar is an extremely useful store cupboard item. It not only makes use of other wise unusable part of the vanilla pod (i.e. the case once the seeds inside have been scraped out) but also provides sweetness and flavour for baking and candy making.


2 cups (1lb) caster/superfine sugar
1 vanilla pod
1 airtight container
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Break the vanilla pod into several pieces.
- Put the superfine sugar into the container.
- Place the pieces in the container with the sugar.
- Secure lid.
- Leave to infuse for a few days or until you are happy with the flavour.
- Use in recipes such as custard.