Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I've been wanting to do this for a while. But these vanilla beans are just so expensive! I was thinking I should ask for some for Christmas, or my birthday, or some other special occasion. But when Dave claimed last Tuesday a 'special occasion' and called me from the baker's supply store asking what it was I wanted again, I knew right away what to tell him. "Vanilla Beans!"
And then, a few hours later, I found myself in possession of two expensive vanilla beans. Awesome.
Last night I got to work.
I wanted to make Mexican Vanilla Muffins (from here of course). So I cut one bean open and scraped out the insides.
I added the scrapings to the muffin batter and marveled at the tiny black vanilla seeds decorating my soon-to-be muffins. Can you see them?!? I kept thinking, "it's just like vanilla bean ice cream!!! Look!"
This morning I scooped the batter into a muffin tin. Now it really looks like ice cream.
and 25 minutes later I pulled the yummiest muffins ever out of my oven.
Though when the boys sat down at the table this morning and saw their breakfasts, Isaac held up his muffin and squealed in delight "cake!" And I still can't believe I didn't see that coming.