Make your own flavor extracts for all your baking experiments or as gifts. Once you know how to make them you'll regret spending money on store bought stuff. Apply the same technique to make flavored liqueurs as well!
Ah, vanilla. A baker’s gold. Have you ever wondered how vanilla extract came to be? I did. My curiosity as to what was in the little bottle at the store and what made it so darn EXPENSIVE led me here to share this experiment and history with you.
Use mini bottles of liquor to create your own vanilla extract. The best part of this approach is that you can use several types of alcohol, giving you a variety of extracts that are just right for your dish.