Sugar of choice
Couple of proper Vanilla pods (Holland and Barrett sell these as do some of the larger food stores)
I am attempting to try and do one item a day for the next few weeks. Tonight's item is Vanilla Sugar stocks are low again and I love this incredible sugar in custards and home made Victoria Sponges - I am making it two different ways one the Jamie Oliver method just put a kg of sugar in the food processor and a couple of proper Vanilla pods and blitz it. The other way which takes a month to mature is to fill a jar suitable to take a kg of sugar and then pop in the whole Vanilla pods and leave to scent for a month. Doing it this way you can still use the vanilla pod in making home made custard. This is my usual method but I had a yen to try the Jamie Oliver method and then I feel I am getting something done in the run up to Christmas. You can use different sugars too - whichever takes your fancy.
Here is the previous post I did on this with some other flavours - well they do cost an arm and a leg in the shops and it is nice to ring the changes and adding different layers and depths to your food.
Go on have a go its easy.