1 moist Mexican or bourbon vanilla bean, split lengthwise
In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean; add the seeds and bean to the pan. Simmer over moderate heat until reduced to 1 cup, about 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature, then strain.
One-Quarter Cup Calories 39 kcal, Carbohydrate 10 gm
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