If you are a keen baker like me you will most likely have this little brown bottle of vanilla goodness in your cupboard. And I’m going to give you some extra handy tips for using this for something other than baking.
But before I do, did you know you need to be over 18 to buy this stuff? True story, it’s due to its alcohol content, although I’ve yet to try it as a tipple. But I have to say I am always a little disappointed that I never get asked for id when purchasing!!
Anyways, despite using this extract a lot in baking, did you know there are some other handy uses for this little bottle too? And here they are:
- Put little drops of the extract on a light bulb so that when you switch it on the heat gives you a nice home baking smell, without the home baking. You can also put some drops along the back of your radiators too.
- Freshen up your fridge by wiping around the shelves and walls with some vanilla extract on a clean cloth. It will banish bad smells and leave your fridge smelling of sweetness.
- If you cooked something with a strong smell in your microwave you can get rid of the wiffy-ness by pouring a couple of drops of vanilla extract into a microwaveable bowl and microwaving for 1 minute.
And who thought vanilla extract was just for baking?