How To Make Vanilla Sugar

Learn how to make vanilla sugar to use in your German baking recipes and German cookie recipes. Here in Germany we are spoilt as we can purchase vanilla sugar in little packets. However, making your own vanilla sugar is very easy and inexpensive.

Vanilla sugar is when a vanilla bean has been added to white fine sugar. To make your own vanilla sugar, cut a bean in half and bury the halves in 1-2 cups of sugar. Store in a covered container and leave for a couple of weeks to let the vanilla flavour through.

Vanilla sugar can be used instead of regular sugar to add a wonderful flavour to your German desserts and cookies.

One tablespoon of vanilla sugar has the flavoring power of 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

My recipes state packets of vanilla sugar.

1 packet of vanilla sugar is equivalent to 1/2 tablespoon of vanilla sugar.




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Zachary - USA

Tremendous website. I lived in Germany for almost 14 years. Your recipes have me excited about getting back into German cooking. Thanks so much!

How To Make Vanilla SugarMake your own vanilla sugar to use in German cakes, cookies and German dessert recipes.