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Welcome to #VanillaWeek, hosted by Terri from Love and Confections! The #VanillaWeek bloggers have joined forces to bring you some delicious recipes, all featuring one main ingredient — Vanilla! We hope you join us throughout the week where we will be sharing vanilla recipes from breakfasts, drinks, desserts and even savory dishes! Also, don’t forget to enter our big #VanillaWeek giveaway! Enter using the rafflecopter widget below:
Nielsen-Massey has been crafting world-class vanillas and flavors since 1907. It is still a family owned business today and focuses on quality and its customers. Nielsen-Massey uses a cold extraction process for making its vanillas, which preserves more than 300 distinctive flavor compounds present in vanilla beans. Nielsen-Massey product can be purchased at Williams-Sonoma and all of their products are gluten-free, allergen-free, GMO-free and Kosher. Nielsen-Massey also has a line of organic vanillas available as well. Nielsen-Massey is generously giving a bottle of Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean Extract, Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean Paste and Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract for each of the prize packs.
Bob’s Red Mill does not rush quality, and that sets them apart from other companies. Bob’s Red Mill is providing Super Fine Cake Flour and Sparkling Sugar for each of the three prize packages. The Cake Flour is carefully milled and sifted to fine texture and is never cut with cornstarch, like other brands. This Cake Flour is ideal for all kinds of cakes, cupcakes, pancakes, biscuits and pie crusts. The Sparkling sugar is perfect as a topping for all your baked goods. It is a large cane sugar crystal that has a great sparkle. It can also by easily dyed with your favorite food coloring to create a festive topping.
Silpat is the original non-stick baking mat since 1965. Silpat products never need greasing and replace parchment paper, which saves time, money and reduces waste. They are perfect for sticky materials including batter, caramels, doughs and everything in between. Silpat has baking mats that include jelly roll pan size, macaron mat, cookie mat, and pretzel mat, among other types. Silpat will be providing a baking mat for each of the prize packs
Dixie Crystals is synonymous with high quality sugar products that are all natural and non-GMO. Dixie Crystals products are not just for adults in the kitchen. In addition to having edible art projects, kid craft ideas, sugar scrubs, sweet science experiments, and homemade gifts available on their website, they just launched a new cookbook too. The 2015 edition of My First Cookbook has 28 easy and delicious kid-friendly recipes designed for children 6-12. They even have a sugar craft section in the cookbook that helps teach concepts like science, chemistry and math.
Quirk Books is generously providing a copy of Shauna Sever’s Pure Vanilla cookbook for each of the prize packages. Pure Vanilla shares a history of vanilla from orchid to extract and information on the different varieties and flavors of vanilla. It also contains recipes for cakes, cookies, custards and creams. Glazed Vanilla Bean Doughnuts, Vanilla Cloud Cake, Vanilla Bean Meringue Kisses and Sea Salt Caramels, Homemade Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Sugar and Vanilla-Infused Liquors are just a sampling of the recipes available in the book.
Nielsen-Massey has been crafting the world’s finest vanillas and flavors since 1907. Still a family owned operation run by the third generation of Nielsens, Nielsen-Massey’s dedication to quality is only matched by the company’s commitment to its customers. That’s why in producing its vanilla extracts, the company only uses a proprietary cold extraction instead of heat extraction, preserving the more than 300 distinctive flavor compounds present in vanilla beans.
Nielsen-Massey products can be purchased at Williams-Sonoma. All Nielsen-Massey products are gluten-free, allergen-free, GMO-free and Kosher. Additionally, the company has a line of organic vanillas.
Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract: Taking premium, hand-selected beans cultivated on the Bourbon Island of Madagascar, Nielsen-Massey uses a proprietary cold extraction process to gently draw out and preserve the vanilla’s over 300 flavor compounds. The result is a sweet, creamy, mellow flavor with velvety after-tones, perfect for cooking and baking both sweet and savory dishes. An exceptional “all-purpose” vanilla.
Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste: Nielsen-Massey crafts its Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste using its famous Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract and real seeds from the vanilla pod. Due to its thick consistency, similar to molasses, this culinary paste enables you to add more delicious vanilla flavor without thinning out your batters or sauces. It’s also ideal for recipes, such as crème brûlée and ice cream, in which you want to add the enticing visual flair of vanilla seeds.
To replace vanilla extract in a recipe, simply measure the same amount of our Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste and add. Or, replace one tablespoon of paste for every one whole vanilla bean.
Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract: A favorite of pastry chefs around the world, Tahitian vanilla features a floral, fruity, cherry-like flavor. This vanilla is very susceptible to heat, making our exclusive cold extraction process a necessity in preserving its more than 300 flavor compounds. Use Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract to effortlessly add delicious, delicate vanilla flavor to such cold dishes as refrigerated and frozen desserts, pastry creams, fruit pies and sauces, smoothies, shakes, puddings and custards.