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Vanilla Market Report March 2017

Vanilla Market Report March 2017

We’ve had a major disaster just hit the vanilla region of Madagascar. The news is very grim. Cyclone ENAWO struck the island Tuesday, destroying a significant portion of Madagascar’s vanilla crop. The cyclone made a direct strike on Antalaha and  Sambava, the two...
Vanilla Market Report December 2016

Vanilla Market Report December 2016

We have just returned again from Madagascar, where we spent days tramping around in “the bush” of the Sava vanilla country, talking with farmers. We are bringing back to you the first whiff of good news we’ve seen in more than two years. Before we all get too excited,...
Tahitian Vanilla and Pineapple Napoleons

Tahitian Vanilla and Pineapple Napoleons

*Serves 4 Ingredients For the Cream Filling: 2 Tbsp. Cold Water 1 Tsp. Unflavored Gelatin 3/4 Cup Pineapple Juice or Crushed Pineapple in Pineapple Juice 6 Tbsp. Sugar 6 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter, cut into 6 pieces 4 Large Egg Yolks 1 Large Egg 1/2 Cup Chilled Whipping...
Red Wine Sangria

Red Wine Sangria

Ingredients: 1 bottle red wine, preferably a blend 1 orange, sliced ½ lemon, sliced 1 tsp. Cook’s Pure Strawberry Extract ½ tsp. Cook’s Pure Orange Extract ¼ tsp. Cook’s Pure Lemon Extract 1 ½ cup lemon-lime soda Sliced strawberries for garnish Directions: 1. Combine...
Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster

Ingredients 3 very ripe bananas, sliced 4Tbsp. softened unsalted butter, separtated 3/4 Cup brown sugar 1/4 Cup rum 1 Tsp. cinnamon 1/4 Tsp. nutmeg 2 Tsp Cookie Vanilla Extract Pinch of salt, to taste Vanilla ice cream for serving  Directions Melt the butter in the...
Salted Caramel Swirl Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Chips

Salted Caramel Swirl Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Chips

Ingredients: 2 cups cream 1 cup whole milk 1 tbsp. Cook’s Choice Pure Vanilla Extract 5 large egg yolks 2/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips, coarsely chopped ½ cup salted caramel   Directions: 1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, heat cream and milk....
Strawberry Pistachio Tart

Strawberry Pistachio Tart

An indulgent cookie crust with melted white chocolate, a creamy pistachio filling, topped with fresh strawberries and chopped pistachios. For Crust: 14 tbsp softened unsalted butter ¾ cup confectioner’s sugar Pinch of salt 1 tsp. Cook’s Choice Pure Vanilla Extract...
Orange Tart Au Citron

Orange Tart Au Citron

A delicious and creamy take on a French classic with a bright, sweet orange custard and a sweet vanilla cookie crust. For Crust: 14 tbsp softened unsalted butter ¾ cup confectioner’s sugar Pinch of salt 1 tsp. Cook’s Choice Pure Vanilla Extract Finely grated zest of 1...
Very Vanilla Layer Cake

Very Vanilla Layer Cake

Servings: 1 Cake | Prep Time: 20min | Cook Time: 30min Ingredients 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 2/3 cups sugar 2 large eggs 2 1/2 tsp. Cook’s Pure Vanilla Powder 3 cups sifted flour 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1 1/4 cup milk Directions Grease and flour...
Vanilla Pound Cake With Red Berries

Vanilla Pound Cake With Red Berries

Servings: Serves 10-12 Summer fruit fans: here is a  fantastic recipe by pastry chef Emily Luchetti developed for beginners. Ingredients 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 10 tablespoons (1...