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Pure Vanilla - Book Review

Yet another beautifully presented and very well written book by US food blogger Shauna Sever.
Pure Vanilla Book
Shauna is also the author of Marshmallow Madness - which I reviewed a while back. Printed on good quality silky feel paper that has an expensive feel to it.

At the start of the book there's a brief history of vanilla which is followed by some tasting notes. Then you find an interesting 'questions and answers' bit on all things vanilla.

I was pleased to see a conversion chart at the back of the book covering American, Imperial and Metric making it far easier for us lot in the UK to convert the cup measurements used throughout the book.

Picture taken with permission from the book

Vanilla pods

Stunning photography and absolutely loads of lovely recipes including;

Honey-Vanilla Granola Clusters, Glazed Vanilla Bean Doughnuts, and Candied Vanilla Brown Sugar and Black Pepper Bacon.
Cakes and Pies: 
Ultimate Vanilla Cupcakes, Vanilla Cloud Cake, and Vanilla Cream Pie.
Cookies and Bars:
Vanilla Snaps, Big Soft Vanilla Sugar Cookies, and Tuxedo-Creme Cookie Sandwiches.
Candies and Confections: 
Vanilla Sea Salt Caramels, Candied Vanilla Popcorn, Frosted Vanilla Almonds, Vanilla Nougat Candy Bar Bites, and Golden-Pear Vanilla Jam.
Custards and Creams:
Vanilla Panna Cotta, Classic Vanilla Ice Cream, White Hot Fudge, and Nutty Vanilla Spread.
Malted White Hot Chocolate, Vanilla Egg Creams, Vanilla Mojitos, Vanilla Martinis, and even more.

Oh and by the way, I'm loving the idea of making your own Vanilla Infused liquors!
And what about these Vanilla Lollipops?

Picture taken with permission from the book:

Pure Vanilla is available in hardback and published by Quirk Books with a release date in the UK of November 6th 2012 but you can pre-order it now over at Amazon.

Thank you to Mat at PGUK Publishers Group for sending me a copy to review.

All opinions are my own, I was not required to write a positive review.


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