This is delicious for sprinkling on sweet fritters, sweetmeats, etc.

Required: Half a pound of loaf sugar. Six vanilla beans.

Chop the beans very finely, pound them in a mortar with the sugar, then rub both through a coarse hair sieve; re-pound what does not pass through the sieve the first time. When pounded and sieved, put into a clean, dry bottle and keep it tightly corked. Cinnamon sugar, which is used for coating doughnuts, is made in exactly the same way, substituting four sticks of cinnamon for the vanilla beans.