Homemade Vanilla Extract


Food writer, broadcaster and author Caroline Hennessy has been focused on food and writing since editing Ireland’s first food website for RTÉ in 2000. Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, she established the award-winning Bibliocook: All About Food in 2005, is the author of two books about beer and food and has a column in the Irish Examiner in which she writes about small food producers and the ways in which they develop and maintain a sustainable local food system.

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2 Responses

  1. That’s a really interesting article I love vanilla it makes such a difference to baking. Does the homemade stuff taste totally different to what would be in the bottles?

  2. Caroline says:

    The vanilla that comes in bottles has sugar added so the homemade version wouldn’t be as syrupy sweet. Mine gets regularly boosted by the addition of any extra used (washed and dried) vanilla pods so it gets even stronger as it ages.

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