vanilla extract

  • Churros

    Churros

    I was really afraid to try making these… hadn’t had much experience deep frying and it’s hard to find churros anywhere other than a carnival, fair, or theme park so figured they must be hard to make or require some special equipment. Finally after procrastinating for a few years I got the courage to give…

  • Clafoutis

    Clafoutis

    First had this at a brunch at Beast in Portland, OR in July 2019. They made theirs with blueberries and was topped with whipped crème fraîche and a big slab of candied bacon – it was so good I decided we needed to make it at home and was happily surprised how simple it was…

  • Cashew Milk

    Cashew Milk

  • Raw Chocolate & Nut Fudge

    Raw Chocolate & Nut Fudge

    I originally got this recipe from my friend Russell about 10 years ago. Every time I make this and share it with others I’m asked how to make it. So, here you go…

  • Apfel Käsekuchen

    Apfel Käsekuchen

    Apple is the star of this dish, so use vanilla to lay down a nice neutral base, paint on layers of honey and marzipan then add lemon zest to provide some highlights. The result is a rich decadent dessert you don’t feel horrible about having for breakfast. It’s like all the best parts an apple pie and a soft custardy cheesecake all wrapped in a sweet buttery brioche-like dough.

  • Chocolate Soufflé

    Chocolate Soufflé

  • Dutch Baby

    Dutch Baby

    I usually make this on the weekend when I have time to sit around and eat for a while. It’s better than pancakes and probably healthier than waffles or french toast.