My previous batches of vanilla sugar were made using white processed sugar. I thought it would be fun to try a batch using turbinado sugar. Turbinado sugar, also known as raw sugar is from the first pressing of the sugar cane. The crystals are larger than refined sugar with a golden brown color. Turanado sugar is considered a healthier choice.
3 cups of sugar
2 vanilla beans
Vanilla beans should be soft. Make a cut down the center of the bean and scrape the inside seeds into the sugar. I cut the bean in half and cover with sugar. Be sure to place in a air tight container. Give it a little shake everyday for about 2-3 weeks. It should be good to go.
Vanilla sugar is wonderful to sprinkle over fresh fruit, muffins and scones just before baking, and of course add some your coffee or tea. Always a very special treat.
Go ahead, Double this recipe and share some with a friend. Your sweetness will be truly appreciated.
Another nice thing about the turbanado sugar, it has a slight taste of molasses which makes for a wonderful combination.
I like to use a clear glass jar to store my sugar. It’s air tight, beautiful to look at, and I’m reminded to give it a shake everyday.