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Saturday, August 29, 2009
vanilla bean loaf, nothing special
so yesterday i made vanilla bean loaves, two of them. i had found the recipe here and also had read several comment about how spectacular these cakes are. the recipe calls for three sticks of butter, eight eggs and three whole vanilla beans. holy cow, this must be one awesome baked good. nope, it wouldn't even qualify as a good pound cake in my book. what overkill with the ingredients. the cake tastes like a crumbly, run of the mill vanilla cake. i mean, it doesn't taste bad, but it's nothing special. it is quite possible that i ain't much of a baker. i'll give you that. i am sure anyone else could do a better and prettier job. i do like how you can see the vanilla bean's seeds on top of the cake and that's about it. i know it will get eaten here at the house and of course, i will pawn it off on others, but i won't make it again. it is just too much of a sacrifice. try if you will. enjoy.