Vanilla sugar is a delicious way of flavouring cakes, puddings and toppings. It is extremely easy to make and is very natural. Also it is a very economical and cost effective way to obtain the most flavour from vanilla pods.
You will need
A screw top jar
Granulated or caster sugar
Place vanilla pod in the empty screw top jar (use 2 for a jam jar size) and simply fill up with sugar. Leave for a couple of weeks and use in your favourite recipes. It is delicious sprinkled on butter shortbread and rock buns.
As you use the sugar, top the jar back up again. The vanilla pods with continue to flavour the sugar for many months.