Questions? Comments? 1.888.261.3384

    Beanilla

    • 19 Aug
      Chocolate Zucchini Bread

      Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

      We recently moved back to the Midwest from sunny Southern California. Although I miss the ocean and mountains, I am thrilled to be closer to family! One of the benefits of being so close to family is the ability to "stop" by and raid my father's garden.

      Looking for inspiration for a breakfast pastry, I gathered up my camera and the kids, and drove up to his house. I was very pleasantly surprised by the abundance of tomatoes, but tomato muffins did not sound appealing to any of us, so we continued our hunt. Beneath large green leaves I spied a very large zucchini, and then a second one. Perfect! Zucchini bread it is! The moisture from the zucchini keeps the bread moist for days, and even after it has gone past its prime I have been known to make french toast out of the leftovers. But that's another post...

      Continue reading

      This post was posted in Baking Recipes, Breads & Muffins and was tagged with Chocolate, Bread, Vanilla Paste

    • 18 Aug
      Low-fat Raspberry Lemon Muffins

      low fat raspberry lemon muffin recipe

      Raspberries are my absolute favorite fruit. The sweet tartness is amazing all on its own, but when paired with lemon you create the perfect combination of sweet and tart. Combine these two flavors into a muffin that is sweet, has a light crumb and is low in fat, and you will have an amazing way to start off your day.

      Jumbo bakery muffins are loaded with sugar, fat and calories. Did you know that one jumbo muffin from your local coffee house can total in excess of 800 calories? Add in a latte, and you're almost halfway to a normal daily intake of calories. I don't know about you, but I feel incredibly guilty eating that many calories early in the morning (I'll save those calories for a dessert after dinner). Low-fat muffins often leave a lot to be desired because they are either too dry, too sweet or simply taste downright disgusting. Not this recipe! Delicious, moist, not too sweet and very addictive is the best way to describe this recipe, and at 350 calories per jumbo muffin you can save your guilt and your waistline.

      Continue reading

      This post was posted in Baking Recipes, Breads & Muffins and was tagged with Muffins, Lemon Extract, Breakfast

    • 15 Aug
      Vanilla Fleur de sel Dulce de Leche

      Dulce de Leche

      I know what you are thinking..... That is a very long title for a dessert. Well, I have to agree, but I couldn't think of any other way to describe in one line the deliciousness that is Vanilla Fleur de sel Dulce de leche.

      While living in California I had the opportunity to work for a non-profit that fed low income children. It was one of the most rewarding experiences I have had as a chef. The children were beautiful and it was a pleasure to introduce them to healthy eating while maintaining a budget. Every Wednesday I would go into the classroom and we would have a kids-kitchen cooking session. Often times I learned about a food item or dish that I had never heard of, due to the ethnic diversity of the children. Once monthly, I asked a parent to bring in a treat that represented their culture or family. This is how I was introduced to sweet, delicious dulce de leche.

      "Dulce de leche is a sweet prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a product that derives its taste from caramelized sugar. Literally translated, it means "candy of milk" or "candy [made] of milk", "milk candy", or "milk jam" in the same way that "dulce de frutilla" is strawberry jam. It is popular in South America, notably in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. In Chile and Ecuador, it is known as manjar. In Peru, Colombia and Venezuela, it is referred to as manjar blanco or arequipe, depending on regional variations. In Brazil, it is known by its Portuguese name doce de leite. Dulce de Leche is believed to have been created in Argentina in 1829 in Cañuelas, Buenos Aires”. (wikipedia.com)

      The traditional way to make Dulce de leche is to slowly boil an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk. I find that this method sometimes lacks the complexity in other caramel sauces. So, I altered tradition and adapted my own recipe to include Beanilla Vanilla Fleur de selfleur de selVanilla Fleur de Sel

      Beanilla's Vanilla Fleur Del Sel is hand harvested sea salt from the Brittany region of France. Ground Tahitian vanilla beans are added to the salt to add a sweet floral note. The Fleur de sel adds a complexity to the sauce and the perfect balance of sweet and salty. Dulce de leche beautifully complements classic vanilla ice cream, can be drizzled over cream puffs, used as a filling for chocolate tarts, added to chocolate truffles and sprinkled on caramels or just simply eaten straight off the spoon (my personal favorite!).

      Vanilla Fleur de sel Dulce de Leche Recipe

      Yields: 1 1/2 cups

      Ingredients:

      1 cup cream
      3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
      1 cup light corn syrup
      1 cup sugar
      1/4 cup water
      8 tsp. butter (chopped)
      1/4 tsp. vanilla fleur de sel

      Directions:

      When making caramel it is helpful to have a candy thermometer to measure the doneness of the sauce. This sauce is taken to soft ball stage or 250 degrees F.

      Cream and sweetened condensed milk

      Vanilla fleur de Sel SugarSugar, water, corn syrup

      Place the cream and sweetened condensed milk into a small sauce pan, heat until warm. Turn off heat and set aside. Place the corn syrup, sugar and water in a second medium saucepan and stir on medium heat until sugars have dissolved. Bring to low boil and cook until candy thermometer reaches 250 degrees or "soft ball stage". Reduce heat to low and add cream mixture and butter. Cook stirring continuously until temperature reaches 230 degrees. Pour onto parchment lined baking sheet and cool to room temperature. Place in storage container with lid and will keep for 3-5 days at room temperature.

      This post was posted in Baking Recipes, Sweet Sauces & Caramel and was tagged with Caramel, Dessert, Vanilla Fleur de Sel

    • 13 Aug
      Chocolate Almond Cupcakes

      Hello! Welcome to the Beanilla Trading Blog. My name is Chef Sarah and I will be your photographer, author and chef. It is with great pleasure that I get to introduce you to myself and the Beanilla product line.

      Continue reading

      This post was posted in Baking Recipes, Chocolate, Cupcakes and was tagged with Mexican Vanilla Extract, Almond Extract

    • 17 Jul
      How to Store Vanilla Beans

      how to store vanilla beans

      We are often asked; "What is the best way to store vanilla beans and how long will they last?" Unlike the dried up and brittle vanilla beans that you might receive from your local grocery store, our vanilla is oily, pliable and very fresh. Due to our high volume of inventory turnover, our vanilla does not remain on shelves for long periods of time and we take extra steps to preserve the moisture and quality. By following our guidelines below, we can assure you that your vanilla will remain in excellent condition for a very long time:

      Continue reading

      This post was posted in Vanilla Recipes, Vanilla: How-tos & Recipes and was tagged with how to, vanilla faqs, vanilla storage

    • 24 May
      How To Make Vanilla Extract (Homemade Vanilla)

      Vanilla Extract How to Make

      Have you ever wanted to learn how to make vanilla extract? Homemade Vanilla Extract is prized for its rich, complex flavor and incredibly smooth aroma. There simply is no substitute. Enhance your baking to a whole new level with this easy to follow recipe.

      Continue reading

      This post was posted in Baking Ingredients, Baking Recipes, Vanilla Recipes, Vanilla: How-tos & Recipes and was tagged with Vanilla Beans, Homemade, how to, Vanilla Extract, DIY

    • 15 May
      Cinnamon-Vanilla Bread and Tahitian Vanilla Bean Whipped Butter

      The soothing aroma of cinnamon and vanilla is sure to impress anybody walking through your front door while making this recipe. Another great development from Rachel at www.rachelcooks.com is Cinnamon-Vanilla Bread with Tahitian Vanilla Bean Whipped Butter. We hope you enjoy! 

      Continue reading

      This post was posted in Baking Recipes, Breads & Muffins, Vanilla Bean Recipes and was tagged with Vanilla Bean Recipes, Cinnamon, Tahitian Vanilla, Breakfast

    • 14 May
      Orange Creamsicle Vanilla Bean Buttercream

      There are two major reasons we love to work with Rachel from www.rachelcooks.com. First, her recipes are crazy! Seriously, who would have thought of Orange Creamsicle Buttercream made with Vanilla Beans? Second, she's from Michigan. We always enjoy the opportunity to work with our "neighbors", especially when vanilla is involved.

      Continue reading

      This post was posted in Baking Recipes, Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts and was tagged with Buttercream Frosting, Vanilla Paste

    • 05 May
      Vanilla Rhuby Slipper (Rhubarb Cocktail)

      By Garrett McCord, author of Vanilla Garlic

      This cocktail utilizes a modern, summery mix of unique flavors that blend together surprisingly well. A modern simple syrup infused with rhubarb, rosemary, and vanilla is splashed together with a vodka and sliced cucumbers.

      Served from a pitcher into glasses filled with waiting ice the mix is topped off with a bit of ginger ale. The drink is intriguing and mellow and sure to be a hit at your next party.

      Continue reading

      This post was posted in Baking Recipes, Beverages, Drinks & Cocktails, Vanilla Bean Recipes and was tagged with Rhubarb, Rosemary, Drink, Cocktail

    Items 166 to 174 of 174 total

    Page:
    1. 1
    2. ...
    3. 8
    4. 9
    5. 10
    6. 11
    7. 12