Jamie Oliver's Vanilla Sugar
Someone did a search earlier today for Jamie Oliver's vanilla sugar, but the searcher spelled his name wrong. They ended up here somehow anyway, but here's the vanilla sugar recipe you were searching for, courtesy of the Food Network...
JAMIE OLIVER'S VANILLA SUGAR
Don't buy vanilla pods that are dry and hard -- buy them fat, sticky and squashy. What we want to do is infuse the natural vanilla flavor of the vanilla pods into the sugar. It is perfectly fine, and obviously quicker, just to pop the pods in an airtight container with the sugar; you will achieve a more subtle flavor. I really like this recipe, though, because you get the maximum flavor from the pods.
2 pound superfine sugar
4 vanilla beans
You need a food processor for this one. Put your vanilla pods in the mixer, blitz, scrape the sides and blitz again. Add all the sugar and blitz for about 2 minutes. Sieve the mixture into a bowl, return any lumps to the food processor and blitz again. (You may want to repeat this process if you want it really fine). The result will be a slightly ashy-colored mixture -- now that's real vanilla sugar!
Store it in an airtight container. It should last you for ages.