Make your baked goods even tastier by using your own vanilla extract in every recipe.
This recipe is courtesy of The Kitchn.
Split each vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Place the beans in a clean jar or bottle. Cover the vanilla with alcohol, making sure it is completely submerged. Seal the jar or bottle, and shake it well.
Store the jar in a cool, dark place for at least 1 month, shaking it from time to time. After 1 month, taste the extract, and if you want a stronger flavor, leave it to carry on infusing.
Strain the extract through a coffee filter into a clean bottle or jar.