How to Make Vanilla-Sugar
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Blend the sugar and the vanilla extract in a bowl, then spread it on a tray lined with wax paper or plastic wrap and let it dry for 5 hours. Press out any lumps or sift through a strainer. Store it in an air tight plastic container.
Vanilla Sugar is a readily available pantry item in Europe. If you cannot find vanilla sugar at your local supermarket (Vanilla Sugar is usually found on the baking aisle where other sugars are kept), here is a handy substitution that does not use real vanilla beans, which tend to be expensive.