Friday, January 25, 2013

Vanilla Bean Dutch Baby Recipe and a Giveaway


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Oh Boy!  Or should I say, Oh Baby!?  I can’t believe it’s my first time making a Dutch Baby.  And I can certainly assure you that I’ll be making it again and again.  A Dutch Baby pancake, sometimes called a German pancake, is a sweet popover that is normally served for breakfast.  It’s made with a light batter using just a few simple ingredients, such as milk, eggs, flour, vanilla, sugar and baked in a pre-heated cast iron pan.  As you can see from my pictures, the edges of the Dutch Baby popped up quite a bit and were super light and crispy.  The center is tender, slightly flaky and moist.  

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I love vanilla bean, it’s probably one of the spices that I use most often in baking and desserts.  Even when I’m making chocolate or lemon cakes, a little dash of vanilla adds depth to the flavor and enhances the whole flavor profile of the dessert.  This Vanilla Bean Dutch Baby Recipe is adopted from the recipe book Pure Vanilla by Shauna Sever.  In addition to the 80 recipes accompanied by dozens of mouthwatering full-color photos, Pure Vanilla also explores the history of vanilla from orchid to extract and provides the fascinating origins and helpful tasting notes for all of today’s varieties.  Before I read through Shauna’s book, I didn’t know the seeds from the vanilla beans don’t impart lots of flavor, but it’s the pod that carries most of the flavor and fragrance.  It’s always awesome to learn something new while drooling over some delectable recipes at the same time.  Don’t you agree?



Shauna’s recipe suggested to serve this Dutch Baby with Crème Anglaise, which I know it’s going to be awesome.  Since I already have some Homemade Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream in the fridge from the day before, I used that instead and added a ton of fresh berries as well.  Oh baby, it’s heavenly!  Another change that I’ve made to the recipe was the amount of salt used.  Since my family is on a low-sodium diet, I cut down on the salt in the recipe by quite a bit.  I’ll clarify the amount in the recipe below. 

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This wonderful breakfast recipe is perfect when you have companies over.  It’s so gorgeous and with such a “Wow factor” that your guests are going to be really impressed when you bring this baby to the table! 

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Of course, my kids were excited to see this for breakfast.  It’s so good that you can even have this as dessert.  No one is going to complain, for sure!  Winking smile

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Are you interested to win a copy of Pure Vanilla and learn everything about Vanilla?  I’m giving away a copy of the book Pure Vanilla, courtesy of Quirk Books and Shauna.  Here are the details:

One lucky uTry.it reader (with an U.S. or Canada mailing address) will win a copy of “Pure Vanilla”.

This giveaway is now closed.  Winner has been announced and contacted.  

To enter, simply leave a comment and tell me what’s your favorite recipe using vanilla.  Deadline to enter is February 2nd, 2013 by mid-night PST.  Winner will be selected through Random.org and announce shortly after the giveaway is closed.

For extra entries, do any or all of the following (leave a separate comment for each extra entry):

1)  Add me to your Google+ circle here
2) "Like" uTry.it's Facebook Page, click here.
3) Share this giveaway on Facebook (with a link back to this post please)
4) Pin a picture from this post onto Pinterest.

That’s all and Good Luck everyone!


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Disclaimer: I received a copy of “Pure Vanilla” free of charge for the purpose of this review. I was not compensated in any other way.  All opinions are 100% my own and always will be.
 




Vanilla Bean Dutch Baby: (Printable Recipe)
Makes: 1 (10-inch) pancake

2/3 cup low-fat milk
2 large eggs, plus 1 large egg white, at room temperature
2 tablespoons granulated sugar (I used vanilla sugar)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
11/4 teaspoons salt (I only used 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt)

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 425 degree F.  Place a 10-inch ovenproof skillet in oven to heat.

In a blender, combine milk, eggs and egg whites, sugar, 1 tablespoon of the butter, vanilla extract, and vanilla bean paste.  Blend until smooth, about 1 minute.  Add flour, baking powder, and salt and blend for 30 seconds more.

Remove skillet from oven.  Pour the remaining butter into the hot pan and swirl to coat evenly.  Pour in batter.  Bake until Dutch baby is puffed and golden, 30 to 35 minutes.  Cut into quarters and serve immediately.

Vanilla Bean Popovers: A popover is really just a miniature Dutch baby.  For smaller but equally delicious treats, pour the batter into a popover pan and bake as directed above.

139 comments:

  1. Gorgeous dutch baby! I've only made it once and I absolutely love it!

    And thanks for the awesome giveaway - this book has been on my wishlist for quite some time! My favorite recipe using vanilla is vanilla bean ice cream - YUM!

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    1. Yeah...I've made a couple more times of this Dutch Baby since this post. It's so good. :)

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  2. Amy, your styling is always absolutely gorgeous. I can almost taste and smell this pancake through the screen! I love real vanilla in butter cookies, especially spritz. I also like to add a little extra. I also like to add it to whipped sweet potatoes, yum! xo

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. Oh, Vanilla spritz cookies sounds delicious. :)

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  3. The photos are gorgeous. I love Dutch Babies. Haven't made one in a long time. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie. Yes, I'm totally in love with Dutch Baby now. :) Can't wait to make my next one.

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  4. Love these Dutch babies!!! My kind of breakfast.

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    1. Thanks, Belinda. Yup, it's my kind of breakfast too. Totally love it.

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  5. I love adding lots of vanilla to homemade whipping cream, but that probably doesn't count as a recipe. So, I would have to say homemade vanilla ice cream!

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    1. It counts in my opinion. I make homemade whipping cream all the time, and you won't believe the number of recipes I came across. Definitely love the simple vanilla version. :)

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  6. This sounds delicious. I love homemade vanilla beam caramels.

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    1. Yum. Homemade Vanilla bean caramel sounds decadent!

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  7. i just LOVE vanilla. i've loved it since i was a little girl..
    my favourite recipe containing vanilla is very simply...hot cocoa with vanilla powder...i add a lot and get a big ol' hit of it :)

    -monika

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    1. Yum...I love vanilla in my hot cocoa too. It adds the kind of sweetness that sugar doesn't have. :)

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  8. i already like you on facebook!

    -monika

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  9. My favorite recipe w/ vanilla would be ice cream!

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    1. Vanilla Ice cream is definitely one of my favorites too.

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  10. I already liked your page on Facebook.

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  11. My favorite recipe with vanilla is bread pudding.
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  12. Following you on Google+ (Renee Grandinetti)
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  13. Like your facebook page (Renee Grandinetti)
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  14. I think my favorite current vanilla recipe is my bread pudding which I put a lot of vanilla in the custard


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  15. My favorite has to be using Vanilla in Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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  16. Favorite recipe is (not so plain) Vanilla Ice
    Cream, using an old fashioned ice cream maker, of course.

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  17. Perfect Dutch baby, Amy...Love how it twisted in the pan..so gorgeous. I am jealous that you can get lovely fresh berries at this time of year.

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    1. I love the twist in the pan too. I made a couple of times of this Dutch Baby after this post and they all has a twist but in different shape, just gorgeous. I know, I'm lucky to be in So. CA. to get these fresh berries all year-round.

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  18. Hi Amy I'm back to say I liked you on FB, shared this post on my TL and also Google +, following you on G+. xo

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  19. Back one last time, I pinned it to my "Break The Fast" board on Pinterest

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  20. Bu muhteşem bir tarif!

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  21. Amy, this looks absolutely awesome and sounds delicious! I absolutely have to try one and thanks for the inspiration. Have a great weekend! ~Cindy, littlemisscelebration.com

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. Glad you like this. Wish you a wonderful week ahead.

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  22. I like vanilla ice cream.
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  23. Hi, Amy. I have never heard of this pancake, but it looks extraordinary and so irresistible! Thank you for your visit and comment. I am thrilled to discover your wonderful blog and will be coming back!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sissi. Like wise, I really enjoy visiting your blog. You should give this pancake a try. It's really delicious.

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  24. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    VANILLA ICE CREAM....LOVE THE TASTE OF VANILLA IN ICE CREAM

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  25. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    ADDED YOU ON GOOGLE + CIRCLE

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  26. I've never heard of Dutch Baby pancake. Such a delightful sweeet & I love the colours!

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    1. Thank you, Shirley. I love this Dutch Baby pancake a lot. It's not overly sweet, so a little whipped cream and fresh berries are perfect combination.

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  27. I've never tried Dutch Baby before. This looks so yummy!

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    1. Thanks, Ann. I know, I haven't tried my hand on it until now. Now that I'm "on board" I've been making it very often ever since. It's that good!

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  28. Vanilla is my favorite flavor.lIke love it in creme brulee. My daughter just gave me a vanilla making kit!

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    1. Vanilla creme brulee! Yum, that's one of my favorite things to make...and eat too, of course. :P Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  29. My favorite recipe using vanilla is Vanilla Bean Cheesecake!

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  30. I pinned your recipe here:
    http://pinterest.com/chipsmama84/breakfast/

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  31. I make a great sweet potato pie with vanilla.

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  32. Also follow you on G+ - Tamar Swe.
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  33. I love vanilla ice cream!

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  34. can I come over for breakfast? This looks amazing! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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    1. Yes, welcome to come over for breakfast anytime. This is definitely a beautiful breakfast meant to be shared. :) Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  35. I don´t know, lots of desserts use vanilla, but if it is just for the vanilla flavor maybe I´ll go with ice cream (vanilla of course).
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  36. Looks amazing! I remember the first time I ever mad this..all the ooohs and aaahs as it came out of the oven. I love Dutch Baby and yours looks so gorgeous especially with the berries.

    My fave vanilla food? So many, but the most obvious, ice cream and then creme brûlée.

    Nazneen

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    1. Oh yeah...this is definitely one gorgeous breakfast to make and share. :) Yum, I love vanilla ice cream and creme brulee too. Wish you a wonderful week ahead.

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  37. wow...i love the look of that dutch baby,,,just my kind of food and i've never even heard of it... I actually really love using vanilla beans in my cooking too and am lucky enough to have found a wholesaler nearby who sells it at a reasonable price...which means i have a lot of vanilla beans to use which suits me just fine!!! it's really hard to choose a favourite ...perhaps the vanilla extract i made or the custards ...or the vanilla sugar...or the vanilla ice cream or...well, they really are all delicious!

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    1. Thanks. This is one gorgeous breakfast worth to try. I made it a couple more times since this post. All delicious and wonderful. :) Great you've got good price on your vanilla beans. I hope I can get them cheaper here. :)

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  38. can't beat homemade vanilla ice cream!
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    1. Amen! I love vanilla ice cream too. :)

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  39. That is so so cute. Love how your styled it too. The pan makes everything beautiful :) My favourite vanilla recipe is my vanilla bean strawberry jam!

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    1. Thank you, Cass. Hm....Vanilla bean strawberry jam sounds decadent.

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  40. Anyone mentioned homemade vanilla ice cream?? mmmm
    Great recipe look perfect! Great photos!

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    1. Yes, in fact, majority of people love vanilla ice cream as their popular choice for vanilla recipe. ;) Great minds think alike!

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  41. Beautiful, beautiful recipe. The photography is so good it makes me want to eat it right now. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Amy. :) Glad you like it. Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  42. I love vanilla bean pastry cream or vanilla bean ice cream where I can specks of gorgeous beans! Thanks for the giveaway :-)

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    1. Oh, Amen! I love vanilla bean pastry cream too.

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  43. That looks so darn delicious I would eat it everyday :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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    1. Thanks. I totally agree. I can eat this everyday. :)

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  44. Now, that is one picture-perfect puffy pancake. Mmm, I could wake up to that any day of the week quite happily.

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    1. Amen to that! I made it a couple more times since this post. All perfect and delicious. Happy tummy and happy soul! :P

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  45. Oh my goodness so delicious! The pics are making me hungry for that delicious and fresh fruit!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, it was really delicious. :) The fresh fruit is perfect with this Dutch baby!

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  46. I've never made a Dutch Baby before - definitely something I need to do. Yours looks so great! Gorgeous pictures. Good stuff - thanks.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, definitely make one! I'm sure you're going to love it. I've made a couple more times since this post. So good.

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  47. I think that hands-down making any kind of smoothie or shake with vanilla is delicious. I really like making a cake batter milkshake with some vanilla ice cream or extract with plain yogurt. Mmmm...

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    1. Cake batter milkshake sounds decadent! Can't wait to see how it turns out. YUM!

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  48. My favorite vanilla recipe is definitely vanilla ice cream, but maybe that's just because I have never tried this. This looks delicious. Pinned for sure ;)

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    1. Thank you, Cathleen. Yes, give this a try and I'm sure you'll love it. Hm....vanilla ice cream on top of this Dutch Baby should be excellent too. :P

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  49. My favorite recipe using vanilla is rice pudding

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    1. That sounds delicious. Can't go wrong with rice pudding. :)

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  50. I use it mostly with ice cream I also like it in sugar cookies.
    Great giveaway :)

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    1. Sugar cookies and ice cream! Yay! I think they're good together too. hehe...:P

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  51. We are a dutch baby family. Love these!

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    1. Thank you. Glad you love this. :)

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  52. I love dutch baby recipes. Confession: I've never made one.
    (Definitely love vanilla flavor. Ice cream with vanilla bean is the best.)

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    1. :) You should give this a try. I promise you won't be disappointed.

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  53. What a fantastic recipe! It looks delicious.

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    1. Thank you, my Dear. :)Glad you like it.

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  54. OH MY GOODNESS. I've never made a Dutch Baby, but that clearly needs to be fixed IMMEDIATELY because this looks exactly like the kind of breakfast I need in my life these days!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh yeah...give this a try and I'm sure you'll love it. :) Wish you a beautiful rest of the week.

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  55. Just came back to let you know I "liked" your page as The Speckled Palate on Facebook! :)

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  56. I love Dutch babies and haven't made them in years. Thank you for the inspiration, Amy! Your photos are stunning and so very tempting.

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    1. Thank you so much, Hannah. I'm glad you like the photos. :) Have a wonderful rest of the week.

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  57. Good heavens! How did I now know about your site before? I must be living in a hole!!! Love this!

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    1. You're so funny, Carrian. :) Thank you and I'm glad you've found my little blog. Have a beautiful rest of the week.

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  58. Never made Dutch babies, but lovely are they! I'm sure a good dollop of vanilla ice cream would be heaven here :)

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    1. Oh yum. I love your idea in topping the Dutch Baby with ice cream. ;)

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  59. I've never met a popover I didn't like, so I can't imagine I wouldn't love these. They look good enough to inhale, almost literally.

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    1. Oh yeah, if you love popovers, you're going to love this Dutch baby. It's really good. Have a wonderful week.

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  60. My gumdrop cookies have vanilla - and they're a favorite of my neice and nephew!

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    1. Gumdrop cookies sounds like fun. I don't think I've ever tried one. Let me go check out some recipes. :)

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  61. Never had I tried this before. Looks so tempting to me. I bet I would love more cream on it. haha..... I'm too trying to give all the NuStevia liquid a try out especially the lemon flavour. Very interesting !
    Kristy

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    1. You should give this a try...really delicious. I think we could be good really friends and have lots of fun if we meet someday! I dolloped a lot more cream on my plate after taking the pictures for the post! hahahaa....Cheers to you, Kristy!

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  62. Oh wow...i never tried it! Looks so so so amazing! I think my kids would be blown away if it turns out at least little like yours! I am loving this Amy!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Sandra. Oh yeah, my kids and hubby loved this. Give this a try and I'm sure they'll love this. My made it a couple more times after this post and they were all beautiful. This is pretty much a no fail recipe. I'm sure yours will turn out just as great. :)

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  63. So, first off, the photos are awesome. You probably already know that. I found this page via Tastespotting, just fyi. And I sure love an awesome dessert cookbook, so if I have a chance in the giveaway I might as well give it a shot!
    I guess one thing that comes to mind is vanilla bean in creme brulee; I made a version this summer with huckleberries, and also later in the fall one with apples and cinnamon. I love the visual effect of the seeds in the custard.
    Also, recently I've been making some flourless chocolate cookies with lots of pecans in them, and I jacked up the amount of vanilla extract in them so that even though it's an extremely chocolatey cookie, you still get a good taste of the vanilla, and the combo is freaking awesome. Really chewy brownie-like cookie.
    Oh, and another one, an oldie....a vanilla and cardamom pound cake. I made this one as part of an awesome plate with a poached pear, pistachio caramel, and honeyed yogurt sauce. A bit much but it was all super tasty :-)
    Keep up the good work and thanks~

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    1. Thank you for your comment. :) Hm...the huckleberries creme brulee sounds delicious....and cardamom pound cake is right up my alley too.

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  64. this looks awesome! and although i don't qualify for your giveaway, hopefully i get my hands on pure vanilla to try it myself :)

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    1. Yes, it's a wonderful book to have. I loved it. :) Have a wonderful rest of the week.

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  65. p.s. reply to above comment at rzmarley@hotmail ;-)

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  66. My favorite recipe using vanilla is a delicious one bowl vanilla cake which I make for all family birthdays
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  67. Fave recipe using vanilla would have to be MADELEINE's!

    Yum!

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  68. I love vanilla bean icecream

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  69. This looks absolutely amazing! I've only made dutch baby once. It definitely didn't look as nice and colorful as your's.

    My favorite recipe using vanilla would have to be creme brulee. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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    1. I think the high temperature in this recipe makes it nicely puffed with beautiful golden color. You can give this one a try. Creme brulee is definitely one of my favorites too. :)

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  70. my homemade vanilla pizzelles are the best

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  71. love homemade icecream using vanilla
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  72. I have a crepe recipe that has been handed down for generations that I use it in
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    1. That sounds wonderful! I love crepes.

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  73. Homemade vanilla bean ice cream!

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  74. i love to make vanilla sugar cookies
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  75. My favorie Recipe using Vanilla is to use it in my Cheese Cake recipe!
    Double Yum !!!!
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  76. I added you to my Google Circle
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  78. I love adding a vanilla bean to cheesecake for of course the flavor and the little speckles it adds throughout the cake!

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  79. I added utry.it to my google circle!

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  80. I shared this giveaway on my Facebook profile!

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  81. Hi Amy, this Dutch Baby look awesome. Very interesting recipe, thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet commend, Amelia. It's a very delicious recipe too. :) Have a wonderful rest of the week.

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  82. This looks _ _ _ _ ing fantastic!

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