This is delicious served as a syrup over pancakes or waffles.
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1 vanilla bean, split
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Scrape the seeds from
the vanilla bean into the pan, add the bean, then bring to a boil
over medium heat, stirring a few times to help dissolve the sugar
Remove from the heat and let cool.
Strain sauce through
a fine sieve. Reserve the vanilla bean for another purpose.