The Vanilla Bean Baking Book: Recipes for Irresistible Everyday Favorites and Reinvented Classics by Sarah Kieffer

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  • Lemon bread

    • nadiam1000 on April 25, 2017

      Very lemony and very moist - the touch of vegetable oil adds to the richness and the texture is nicely firm like a good pound cake. I did add a lemon icing - powdered sugar and lemon juice, since I love that on a lemon loaf. The texture improves overnight and I froze one, since I doubled the recipe, and it was as good as fresh once defrosted.

  • Chocolate chip cookies

    • nadiam1000 on June 17, 2020

      These are better known as pan banging Chocolate Chip Cookies and they are very good. I have made them several times now. The first time followed the recipe exactly and ended up with good cookies. I have since adapted the recipe to swap some granulated sugar for more brown sugar (I use dark brown) - I like the more caramel notes from the brown sugar. I love the size of these and the crisp edges with a chewy center. I eat them completely cold as is my preference for CCC. Definitely a keeper recipe and a fun variation on the classic cookie.

  • Whole wheat banana-chocolate muffins

    • bwhip on September 09, 2017

      These turned out great in every way. The ingredients were definitely different than the typical banana muffin or bread, with canola oil, buttermilk, whole wheat flour, maple syrup - and both mashed banana and diced banana. Excellent, we'll make these again for sure.

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  • ISBN 10 1583335846
  • ISBN 13 9781583335840
  • Published Nov 08 2016
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 336
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Avery

Publishers Text

A beautiful and thoughtful baking book with 100 recipes for delicious treats and desserts from the founder of the Saveur Award–winning Vanilla Bean baking blog.

Readers find the Vanilla Bean blog while hunting for the perfect chocolate cake or cinnamon roll recipe, or another everyday favorite. They stay for founder Sarah Kieffer’s simple approach to home baking, the utterly transporting, dreamlike quality of her photography, and her evocative storytelling.  Most of all, the Vanilla Bean blog celebrates the soulfulness of baking.

Kieffer mastered the art of home baking while working in tiny kitchens in the back of coffeehouses and bakeries in Minnesota. She began the Vanilla Bean blog to create a culinary heritage for her family, but soon became passionate about making the joys of baking accessible for all. With recipes that help simplify the process behind complicated techniques, Vanilla Bean has built a dedicated following of several hundred thousand loyal readers and won several awards, including the Reader’s Choice Award for best baking blog from Saveur.

The Vanilla Bean Baking Book is Kieffer’s debut cookbook, with 100 delicious tried-and-true recipes for the home baker. From everyday favorites such as Lemon Bread and Peanut Butter Cookies to inventive twists on classics such as Burnt Honey Buttercream Cake with Chocolate, Coffee Blondies, and Apple-Blackberry Turnovers, these irresistible treats will delight and inspire.


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