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

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  • Granola chocolate pecan cookies

    • lync on November 27, 2020

      Very good 'traditional" cookie.

  • 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.

  • Olive oil sugar cookies with pistachios and lemon glaze

    • EmilyR on January 04, 2021

      recipe here :

  • Pumpkin scones

    • julesamomof2 on February 05, 2021

      These turned out exceptionally well - the step by step photographs and instructions helped me alot. I would use this method with other flavor variations.

  • Coffee blondies

    • mamacrumbcake on November 09, 2020

      Delicious! These blondies have a delicious toffee flavor, with just the right amount of toasted pecans and salt—and of course, chocolate. Though I used 2 tablespoons of double strength coffee, the coffee flavor is not very pronounced. These are easy to make and clean up, needing only one pan and a whisk. The biggest challenge was spreading the dough in the pan; the dough is sticky and sticks to hands and even a silicone spatula. I ended up covering the dough with plastic wrap so I could press it into a flat layer. The finished bars are ½ inch thick, with a perfect blondie texture. They were baked in 18 minutes.

  • Orange-cranberry bundt cake

    • mamacrumbcake on January 17, 2021

      This is very nice—a pretty cake with velvety texture and lovely orange flavor and fragrance. It has just the right amount of orange. In my oven it was baked in 62 minutes.

  • 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 0143194267
  • ISBN 13 9780143194262
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Nov 08 2016
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 336
  • Language English
  • Countries Canada
  • Publisher Penguin Canada

Publishers Text

Sarah Kieffer knows that you don’t have to be a professional baker in order to bake up delicious treats. Though she started out baking professionally in coffee shops and bakeries, preparing baked goods at home for family and friends is what she loves best—and home-baked treats can be part of your everyday, too. In The Vanilla Bean Baking Book, she shares 100 delicious tried-and-true recipes, ranging from everyday favorites like Chocolate Chip Cookies and Blueberry Muffins to re-invented classics, like Pear-Apple Hard Cider Pie and Vanilla Cupcakes with Brown Butter Buttercream. Sarah simplifies the processes behind seemingly complicated recipes, so baking up a beautiful Braided Chocolate Swirl Bread for a cozy Sunday breakfast or a batch of decadent Triple Chocolate Cupcakes for a weeknight celebration can become a part of your everyday baking routine. Filled with charming storytelling, dreamy photos, and the tips and tricks you need to build the ultimate baker’s pantry, The Vanilla Bean Baking Book is filled with recipes for irresistible treats that will delight and inspire.

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