Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup

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Makes 1 quart (0.9 liters)
Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup


  • 4 vanilla beans
  • 2 cups (480 ml) water
  • 2 cups (383 g) Castor (superfine) sugar



  1. Fill and preheat the SousVide Supreme to 190F/88C.
  2. Split the vanilla beans and scrape the seeds.
  3. Put the bean pods, seeds, water and sugar into a large (gallon/3.8 liter) zip closure cooking pouch and use the displacement method (Archimedes’ Principle) to remove the air and zip the seal.
  4. Submerge the pouch in the water oven to cook for 1 hour.
  5. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh sieve, lined with cheesecloth or a coffee filter, to catch the bean sediment.
  6. Pour into a clean bottle with a stopper or screw-top and label.
  7. Cool and keep refrigerated for use up to 6 weeks.
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