Pure Vanilla: Irresistible Recipes and Essential Techniques by Shauna Sever {book review}

Ever since I was little I have always preferred vanilla to chocolate (especially when it comes to ice cream!) After reading this book it truly felt as though it was written just for me!

I think most people who bake (and cook) take vanilla for granted and see it as boring. Anyone read Fifty Shades of Grey? Christian describes regular sex as 'vanilla'. That's such an insult to vanilla. As it's so much more then regular!

Yes, vanilla is expensive, but a little goes a long way. They're many ways to get full use out of vanilla bean pods that I wasn't aware of until this book!

The 6 chapters are broken down into breakfasts, cakes & pies, cookies & bars, candies & confections, custards & creams, and last but not least drinks!

On my 'must try' list from this book:
Light, Crisp Vanilla Waffles (picture)
Ultimate Vanilla Cupcakes (on cover)
Vanilla Cloud Cake
Triple Vanilla Pound Cake
Twinkie Bundt Cake (picture)
Vanilla Snaps
Lemon-Vanilla Dream Bars
Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer
Coconut and Vanilla Bean Ice Pops (picture)

I have a real love for baking books so it's rare for me to find fault with them by just reading them. The real truth comes from baking recipes from the book! So, watch this space as I bake my way through my bookshelf! ;0)


  1. I've just ordered the book can't wait to receive it! :-) Congratulation for your nice blog, I'll come back soon!

    1. Thank you, I hope you visit often! Definitely worth it, this book is amazing! The Halloween cupcakes recently are the ultimate vanilla cupcakes from this book and they were amazing!! I heart vanilla!


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