a word on vanilla extract

anne here…taking time to give a short note on vanilla extract. vanilla is one of the most important (if not THE most important) flavoring in the baking world. please, do yourself, (and your potential taste testers) a favor….buy the good stuff…the 100% vanilla extract.  don't skimp. and certainly don't buy vanilla flavoring…it's not really vanilla!!!  … Continue reading a word on vanilla extract


(anne): brown butter vanilla bean cake

  dorie greenspan's  brown-butter-and-vanilla-bean weekend cake  from baking chez moi …..anne's take although i don't always follow the directions to the letter, i never, ever skip the instructions for preparing the pan. i have a fear of cakes, breads, and muffins not coming cleanly from the pan…i will do whatever it takes to ensure that they come … Continue reading (anne): brown butter vanilla bean cake