And then there's Vanilla Sugar.
Apparently, just one tablespoon of vanilla sugar has the flavouring power of 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Wow! Potent stuff! And that means I no longer have to fuss with the bottle of vanilla extract when measuring my ingredients for baking, and I'll know that I'm getting au naturel vanilla. Sounds like a good idea!
So here's what you do:
Now all I have to do is to wait patiently.
In the meantime, baking continues with plain sugar and vanilla extract.