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Baking with vanilla paste February 22, 2010

Filed under: Food — lauravw @ 1:33 pm

When I was a child, I didn’t like vanilla-flavoured foods. I now realise that’s because I never really ate any of them – we used to have that vivid yellow ‘vanilla’ ice cream, and other food items that have never even been near a vanilla pod, but which are labelled as vanilla.

As I’ve mentioned previously, when I bake nowadays I use a proper vanilla extract, and it makes a world of difference. There are other sources of vanilla that I’ve had my eye on for a while, and I recently treated myself to a little jar of vanilla bean paste. This weekend I used it to make buttercream icing for a batch of Hummingbird Bakery vanilla cupcakes, and they were so delicious that all of them had been eaten before I even got the pictures off the camera. If you look at the larger version of this picture, you’ll even be able to see the little black flecks of vanilla – I must make another batch of these soon, because I’m hungry just thinking about them.


3 Responses to “Baking with vanilla paste”

  1. PinkCat Says:

    I have serious cupcake envy. They look delicous…even more so for someone on a pre-wedding diet!

    Thanks for popping by my blog. I’ve so enjoyed looking at yours. Full of gorgeous content and pictures and the layout is amazing! I’ll be back! x

  2. Liz Says:

    Love those cupcakes!

  3. Amy Says:

    Mmm they look amazing – I would have vanilla in everything if I could! I have vanilla sugar on my porridge some days, it’s delish! 😀

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