A Round Up Of Delicious Vanilla Recipes
Ah… vanilla, one of our absolute favourite ingredients. It’s one of the quintessential baking pantry must-haves and there isn’t really much that can knock this beauty off its baking pedestal. When it comes to vanilla, the real deal is always best, so using the seeds directly from the dried pods or as a paste or extract (learn more here) is the way to go. To celebrate, we round up our favourite vanilla recipes, including dreamy cakes, desserts, treats and sweets that prove that vanilla is indeed the boss of baking.
Our Favourite Vanilla Recipes
Warm Chia Porridge with Hot Vanilla Poached ClemenGolds
This warm creamy coconut porridge is packed with our favourite superfood bad boys – chia seeds, and pairs perfectly with sticky sweet ClemenGolds in this delicious indulgent brekkie.
Vanilla Chai Tea Smoothie
This decadent smoothie is more like a milkshake, but who says you can’t have a milkshake for breakfast?
Warm Vanilla, Coconut and Tonka Bean Sago
For those of you looking to impress guests – this is definitely the vanilla inspired pud to make! One of the trickier vanilla recipes, but well worth the effort.
Pear and Vanilla Honey Pudding
This homey pud is like a hug in a bowl, sweet pears, sponge cake and warm orange syrup bring this dessert to a whole new level – add some homemade custard and Bob’s your uncle.
Vanilla Crème Brûlée with a Blackberry Compote Centre
Crème Brûlée is our ultimate favourite dessert, the rich and creamy custard base together with the warm layer of hard caramel makes us weak at the knees. This one’s got a surprise centre – oooh!
Raspberry and Vanilla Apple Crumble with Creme Anglaise
This naughty little twist on apple pie is to die for, the classic flavours of apple pie combined with fresh raspberries, a heavenly crumble and lashings of fresh crème anglaise.
CHEATS ‘CRONUTS’ WITH ORANGE-INFUSED CUSTARD AND LEMON GLAZE
These are pretty easy to make and are so good that are are going to want to make extras!
Honey Glazed Vanilla Crullers
Crullers are made from a light, cake-like dough. These are deep-fried and finished with a honey glaze for a crispy, golden delicious treat.
Vanilla Key Lime Tartlets
These tangy tartlets filled with zingy lime mousse are oh-so-easy to make and full of delicious vanilla flavour.
Vegan Passionfruit and Coconut Tart, Vanilla Coconut Sorbet With a Mango Mint Salad
This 100% vegan tart is bursting with beautiful tropical flavours and finished off with a banging vanilla coconut sorbet.
Plum & Vanilla Tarte Tartin
Juicy, sweet and plump plums pair perfectly with crisp pastry and fresh creamy marscapone, a firm favourite in our dessert archives.
Fig & Vanilla Frangipane Tart with Thyme Praline
This indulgent tart is said to be a romantic win with all its sensual flavours.
Vanilla Sponge with Thyme and Granadilla Buttercream
A thyme and granadilla buttercream really sings in this really simple-to-make naked-look cake.
Strawberries and Cream Vanilla Tea Cake
Tea-time is the best time, and nothing goes better with tea than cake. This is an easy go-to cake that can be whipped up in under an hour, start to finish!
We all Scream for Ice Cream
Vanilla Bean and Berry Swirl Ice Cream
This creamy vanilla bean and berry swirl ice cream is what dreams are made of – just don’t blame us when you eat the whole batch in one go.
Vanilla Ice Cream with Homemade Sugar Cones and Butterscotch Sauce
The triple threat of homemade goodness! With this recipe, you’ll be making all your own ingredients down to the cone.
Biscuits for your tea
Vanilla & Almond Shortbread
This vanilla recipe incorporates our familiar friend, the almond, to create a buttery sugary shortbread that is extremely easy to make – get the kids involved to and mould them into fun shapes!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yes, the adored chocolate chip cookie would not be in existence without our beloved vanilla pod. Well, it would be, but it wouldn’t be as delicious! Check it out.
Paleo Friendly Vanilla Coconut Chai
Warm, milky chai tea is really just a mug full of cuddles. This warming cuppa love is made with rooibos, chai spice and coconut milk.
Irish Coffee Shots with Vanilla Bean Cream
Vanilla and whiskey? YES. We weren’t joking when we said vanilla is the queen of ingredients. Try this delish vanilla twist on the classic Irish Coffee, it’s one of our favourite vanilla recipes.
Classic Vanilla Goodies
Classic Custard Slice
The classic custard slice is that golden creamy pastry that you see displayed at almost every bakery. Try making these hard-to-resist pastries at home, they are super easy to make and even easier to eat!
S’mores Biscuit and Marshmallow Sandwiches
Our version of this childhood fave with homemade marshmallows is almost as easy as making it with store bought mallows, only tastier and more rewarding!
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