Vanilla syrup is the key ingredient in one of my favourite drinks, the London Fog. I will be posting the London Fog recipe next week.
1 Cup water
1 Cup sugar
1 Vanilla bean (you can also use vanilla extract, but the bean will give a deeper vanilla flavour)
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to boil on high heat, stirring constantly. The sugar will dissolve and the mixture will become clear. Once mixture has come to a boil, continue to boil for about 5 minutes.
If you used vanilla beans, remove the large pieces left behind. There will still be smaller bits that look like coffee grounds (unless you strain first through a coffee filter), those will add to the flavour of the syrup.
Once cool, bottle and refrigerate. Goes well with coffee or tea.