Results tagged vanilla bean from David Lebovitz

Atole

My recent trip to Mexico was probably my fifth or sixth in my life and I thought I’d tasted almost everything I could, so it was odd on this trip that I’ve never heard of, or tasted, atole. Although it was served at breakfast in a steaming cauldron, when I asked when people in Mexico drank it, a local chef told me “All the time.”…

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Everyone should have a great recipe for Vanilla Ice Cream in their repertoire. Here’s my favorite, which you can serve with anything, from a freshly-baked fruit pie, a warm berry crisp, or simply smothered with dark chocolate sauce or caramel sauce and toasted nuts. It’s said that vanilla is the most popular flavor of ice cream. But most people don’t know that vanilla is also…

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Vanilla is the ‘salt’ of the pastry world. It’s the background flavor to just about everything I make, and I add a few drops of pure vanilla extract to whatever I’m baking. Vanilla is reputedly the world’s most popular flavor but many of us who use it know little about it, except that it smells and tastes great, and sometimes seems outrageously expensive for such…

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