Vanilla sugar

Vanilla sugar – simple to make, great to taste!

Vanilla sugar is very handy when making biscuits, for example, to give a subtle hint of vanilla flavour.  Give it a try when you next make a batch of shortbread.


Ingredients – as required

  • Caster sugar
  • Vanilla pods (once used)


  1. Pour the sugar into a very clean and dry jar that has an airtight lid.  Add any used vanilla pods that have been washed and dried.
  2. Replace the lid and leave to infuse the vanilla flavour into the sugar.  In a few days, you will have lovely vanilla sugar.  Don’t forget to label and date the jar.

Vanilla sugar – did you know?

Vanilla sugar is a commonly used ingredient of Dutch, German, Polish, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Austrian, Norwegian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Croatian and other European desserts (Wikipedia).

Pre-packaged vanilla sugar can be costly and difficult to obtain outside Europe.  This is why it is great to make it at home (Wikipedia).

Recipes using vanilla sugar

The following recipes use vanilla sugar – why not give them a try?

Vanilla shortbread biscuits
Vanilla shortbread biscuits