Vanilla Bean Madeleines
These classic french cookies are actually small sponge cakes shaped like a seashell. Floral vanilla beans make them the perfect accompaniment to tea. Get the recipe!
Vanilla, Cinnamon, and Lime Panna Cotta
The vanilla in this dish is assertive, but it shares equal billing with Mexican cinnamon and lime to make a creamier-than-creamy, not-too-sweet dessert. Get the recipe!
Scotch Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
This is everything vanilla ice cream should be: impossibly rich and smooth with deep notes of honey, caramel, and flowers. A good Highland Scotch brings out the best flavors of vanilla while also adding depth.
Millionaire's Cherry Rhubarb Jam
A three to one ratio of rhubarb to cherries yields the perfect balance of tart and sweet. Half a vanilla bean and a generous splash of orange liqueur make for one fancy jam. It would be delicious over waffles with a dollop of crème fresh, or sandwiched in a biscuit with a wedge of brie. Get the recipe!
Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee
This classic preparation of creme brulee highlights the simple, subtle flavors of vanilla bean and burnt caramel. Get the recipe!
Vanilla Bean Sables
Sables are incredibly easy to make (and work as slice-and-bake cookies, so keep some in your freezer!) but a vanilla bean gives them an intense flavor. Get the recipe!
Carrot Vanilla Bean Mascarpone Pie
A carrot and mascarpone pie flavored with vanilla, pressed into a tender cream cheese crust. Get the recipe!
Vanilla Bean Pound Cake
This is a recipe for a classic pound cake, using its namesake 1:1:1:1 ratio. Its flavor comes from the abundance of butter and real vanilla bean. Get the recipe!
Mr. Softee-Style Vanilla Bean Soft Serve
If you can find them, Tahitian vanilla beans are especially light and fragrant, and perfect for this fluffy ice cream. Get the recipe!