Place the cheesecloth or filter over top of the container, and slowly pour the extract through to strain. Remove the beans and set these aside for later.
|The remains of the vanilla beans. You can see the little brown caviar specks on the side of the jar.|
|One 16 oz. jar yields all of this!|
Now, what to do with these leftover pieces of beans?
Spread the beans in a single layer on a paper towel. I put a piece of wax paper under the paper towel and spread them out on a smaller baking sheet, but you can dry them however you wish.