DIY Christmas presents: The Liquid Vanilla Tornado
This is probably the easiest DIY Christmas present of all times. It's also the perfect give-away for that neighbour that feeds your cats or a work colleague or anyone who is really into food.
Vanilla Essence is quite frankly as easy as peeing in a straight line. You take a small glass bottle, fill it with liquor (many use vodka, as it doesn't taste of anything. I used whiskey, because it tastes amazing.), take two to four vanilla beans and slice them up. Then you let them slide into the liquor, cork the bottle up and let it all stay in there for a few weeks.
It's perfect in cakes and pies and puddings and sauces. You can also pour it over a bucket of ice cream and devour that. Whatever you take it with, it is divine.