This year in light of my year of healthier eating, I wanted to make a holiday gift for friends (I normally do my eggnog bread with rum glaze) that wouldn’t add to their cookie stockpile that they already had (not that there’s anything wrong with that) and that would be a gift that they could use for several weeks or even months. I thought of homemade vanilla extract immediately! Now, if you haven’t had homemade vanilla extract it is far superior to the store-bought version. Even the fancy gourmet versions that you shell out an arm and a leg for. I also wanted to make a gluten-free version for my gluten intolerant friends – so I used potato vodka versus a grain-based. This is such an easy recipe that will be well-received by all of your bakers on your Christmas list. Also a wonderful gift for teachers, mail carriers and hostess gifts.
— Knead to Cook