List of recipes using Vanilla sugar: 75 recipes

Vanilla sugar
[Alsatian apple tart]
Alsatian apple tart
This tart from France's Alsace region has a sweet pastry (or sweetcrust) case, filled with raw apple slices and a light vanilla egg-custard mixture, then baked.
2,596 54 min.
[Amiens macaroons]
Amiens macaroons
These macaroons, famous since the 16th century, are small, soft almond-flavoured cakes. This recipe is much easier to make than the one for the classic Parisian macarons.
20,5955/5 for 18 ratings 49 min.
[Apple and almond gratin]
Apple and almond gratin
Imagine a gratin, but sweet, made with apples and toasted ground almonds. This delicious dessert combines apples and almonds with a vanilla custard-like mixture - simply yummy!
4,1004.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Apple Batter Puddings]
Apple Batter Puddings
Similar to a traditional French "clafoutis", usually made with cherries, this simple apple and almond dessert is quick to make.
6,8475/5 for 13 ratings 41 min.
[Apple Pie]
Apple Pie
This classic of family cooking is quite simple: just a puff pastry "shell" sealing in lightly sweetened slices of apple. During cooking, the fruit softens to resemble stewed apple. Serve warm, if possible, to enjoy at its best.
6,1133.7/5 for 11 ratings 54 min.
[Apple Strudel]
Apple Strudel
Apple strudel is a traditional pastry from central Europe. It is like a large apple turnover, usually served in slices. Here is a version with apples, walnuts, almonds and rum-soaked raisins.
8,8495/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 32 min.
[Apricot blancmange]
Apricot blancmange
Blancmange is a very old dessert recipe, going back to the middle-ages. Updated for our century, it's almond milk with whipped cream and a smooth apricot puree.
101,6354.4/5 for 8 ratings 3 hours 14 min.
[Apricot fool]
Apricot fool
The traditional fruit fool is a rather old-fashioned dessert, consisting of whipped cream (Chantilly) with a fruit coulis gently folded into it.
56,2975/5 for 1 ratings 17 min.
[Arizona cupcakes]
Arizona cupcakes
Cupcakes are small sponge cakes. In their original American version, they are usually decorated with brightly coloured icing. Here's a version inspired by the famous saguaro cactus, so common in Arizona.
58,720 14.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 49 min.
[Black Forest gateau]
Black Forest gateau
Black Forest gateau is a sophisticated dessert which comes from Germany. It is essentially a combination of four flavours: chocolate, cherries, cream and kirsch. Here is my own version.
31,6734.6/5 for 11 ratings 2 hours 32 min.
[Blackberry and almond fondant tart]
Blackberry and almond fondant tart
Balckberries and almonds go so well together: the slight tartness of the berries is the perfect foil for the sweeter almonds. This combination makes for a delicious tart. The sweetcrust pastry case is filled with a blackberry jelly and an almond panna cotta, presented in a bold and unusual way as a...
182 3 hours 46 min.
[Bounty-style tart for Alison]
Bounty-style tart for Alison
This Bounty-style tart combines, as you might expect, chocolate and coconut in a sweetcrust pastry case.
30,188 14/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 34 min.
[Caramelized brioche with pear and kiwi]
Caramelized brioche with pear and kiwi
This "classy restaurant" style dessert consists of a sort of dish made of caramelized brioche filled with a mix of pear compote and kiwi salad with vanilla, served surrounded by real custard (crème anglaise).
25,420 15/5 for 1 ratings 45 min.
[Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard ]
Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard
Cold grapefruit quarters with slices of hot caramelized pineapple, lime custard (crème anglaise) and citrus crunch.
92,4614.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 5 min.
[Cherry clafoutis]
Cherry clafoutis
A clafoutis batter and cherries lightly cooked in sugar and Kirsch, then de-stoned. The clafoutis is baked in the oven.
30,2794.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 17 min.
[Chocolate cake]
Chocolate cake
A traditional-style recipe for a moist chocolate cake with plenty of chocolate flavour.
8,200 44/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 16 min.
[Chocolate muffins]
Chocolate muffins
Variation on muffins recipe. In this version each one is filled with a dark chocolate ganache.
75,4614.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[Chocolate tart]
Chocolate tart
As you can see, there's very little added sugar in this recipe, so it's a very chocolatey and bitter-sweet tart.
66,844 15/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 26 min.
[Clementine sorbet]
Clementine sorbet
To capture the delicate flavour of clementines, we need to use not only the juice, but also a little zest to add a delicious hint of bitternes. Here's a simple method using sugar cubes.
10,2084.3/5 for 15 ratings 2 hours 47 min.
[Cochelin d'Evreux]
Cochelin d'Evreux
This cochelin, from the town of Evreux in Normandy, is a sort of giant apple turnover, flavoured with vanilla. It is served in slices, like a cake.
9,1545/5 for 20 ratings 2 hours 2 min.
[Creamy plum and pear clafoutis]
Creamy plum and pear clafoutis
Here is a clafoutis that is quick to make, with a delicate blend of plums and pears. This recipe can be varied easily to use any good fruit in season.
1,563 53 min.
[Crêpes Suzette]
Crêpes Suzette
Crêpes Suzette are pancakes filled with orange-flavoured butter (butter and sugar mixed with Grand Marnier), caramelized in a pan and soaked in orange-flavoured syrup. This is an modified version of the recipe invented by Auguste Escoffier.
33,2424.1/5 for 10 ratings 48 min.
[Crusty pistachio, almond and apricot flan]
Crusty pistachio, almond and apricot flan
The filling of this pistachio flan with almonds and apricots contrasts with crisp case, made with puff pastry, rather than the more usual shortcrust pastry.
5,0514.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 37 min.
[Diamond biscuits]
Diamond biscuits
These round biscuits no doubt get their name from the coating of sparkling sugar crystals around the edge.
1,169 1 hour 47 min.
[Eton mess]
Eton mess
Behind this strange name there lurks a delicious traditional English dessert made of meringues, strawberries and cream.
52,0595/5 for 13 ratings 4 hours 55 min.
[Finger biscuits]
Finger biscuits
These small biscuits, that look a bit like savoy biscuits, are delicious alone or with Champagne, but are also the base for charlottes or Tiramisu.
103,9985/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour
[Flambéd bananas ]
Flambéd bananas
The trick of this recipe is to end up with bananas caramelised on the outside, still firm on the inside, coated with a tasty syrup which is not 95% butter.
72,310 14/5 for 1 ratings 40 min.
[Framboisier]
Framboisier
This is a classic French raspberry-flavoured dessert. It generally consists of raspberries in cream sandwiched between two layers of cake. In this version, the cake is genoa sponge and the cream is vanilla-flavoured and mixed with mascarpone. This is just as good made as a large rectangle or, as...
3,1124/5 for 10 ratings 2 hours 38 min.
[Frozen Nougat]
Frozen Nougat
Impress your guests with this delightful dessert, a smooth mixture of meringue and dried fruit, which can easily be prepared several days beforehand.
80,5394.5/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 28 min.
[Gâteau Basque ]
Gâteau Basque
This traditional Basque dessert is similar to a gâteau breton (brittany butter cake), but very moist as it is filled with a rum-flavoured confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream). This is a fairly simple recipe, though as the dough is fragile and difficult to handle, I...
6,4674.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 51 min.
[Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake)]
Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake)
Gâteau breton is a rich cake that uses a lot of butter (from Brittany, of course) with sugar, egg yolks and a little rum to add flavour. This cake is traditionally served with coffee.
18,9654.5/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 10 min.
[Gâteau Nantais]
Gâteau Nantais
This traditional cake from the French city of Nantes is deliciously moist, flavoured with almonds, vanilla and rum. For the finishing touch, the top is covered with boozy white icing.
3,7623.9/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 28 min.
[Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis]
Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis
A small chocolate cake, still runny in the middle, served with a raspberry coulis.
87,1275/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 21 min.
[Household cake (Gâteau de ménage)]
Household cake (Gâteau de ménage)
A traditional recipe from Franche-comté, it's a flat round kind of brioche, covered with an egg cream called "Goumeau".
81,004 25/5 for 13 ratings 3 hours 59 min.
[Individual charlottes with morello cherries]
Individual charlottes with morello cherries
The French "griottines" are delicious little wild morello cherries, stoned and macerated in a Kirsch syrup, used here in individual vanilla charlottes.
63,074 15/5 for 13 ratings 4 hours 49 min.
[Jam doughnuts]
Jam doughnuts
These were originally a traditional German treat (Berliner Pfannkuchen in German): big fried doughnuts filled with jam and sprinkled with icing sugar.
38,3314.5/5 for 6 ratings 4 hours 23 min.
[Kouign-amann]
Kouign-amann
Kouign-amann is a traditional cake from Brittany. the name means butter cake in Breton (Kouign = cake, amann = butter). It is a sort of caramelized millefeuille, crunchy on the outside and melting in the middle.
30,5294.3/5 for 20 ratings 6 hours 38 min.
[Kouign-amann brioche]
Kouign-amann brioche
This is unusual brioche is halfway to being a Breton Kouign-amann. The difference is in the treatment of the dough, which is layered with sugar and butter. The basic dough is rolled out with butter in stages, like for croissants, but with 2 "turns" of sugar for one of butter (granulated and vanilla...
4,6204.3/5 for 12 ratings 15 hours 55 min.
[Lemon and grated apple tart]
Lemon and grated apple tart
You'll be amazed by the flavour of this tart, it's so distinctive and well-balanced. The apples are grated, rather than sliced, to mix well with the lemon juice and zest. The result is an exceptional tart (yes, really!).
433 1 hour 42 min.
[Lemon tart]
Lemon tart
Lemon tart (tarte au citron) is one of France's great classic desserts, though there are many different versions. This is more or less the classic version, with sweetcrust pastry and a creamy filling that uses both lemon zest and juice for a deliciously tart tart!
382 1 hour 33 min.
[Liège waffles]
Liège waffles
Liège waffles have a very distinctive texture: quite dense with the crunch of sugar crystals. They also have a characteristic form: round and fairly small. Then there's that special flavour that comes with the delicious light caramel crust.
61,7905/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 55 min.
[Like Bounty]
Like Bounty
You will no doubt be familiar with Bounty, the chocolate-covered coconut bar. Here's a melt-in-the-mouth version "on a plate" for a chic dessert.
41,5524.6/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 54 min.
[Mirlitons]
Mirlitons
Mirlitons are little puff-pastry tarts with an almond cream filling.
13,1304.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 27 min.
[Moist chocolate cake]
Moist chocolate cake
A moist, loaf-shaped cake with all the chocolate flavour that comes from a double dose: melted chocolate and cocoa powder.
1,423 1 hour 11 min.
[Pain perdu]
Pain perdu
This is a sweet French version of "eggy bread": slices of bread soaked in a mixture of milk, cream, egg yolks and vanilla sugar, then pan-fried until golden. It's really simple and wickedly delicious!
39,6713.8/5 for 17 ratings 39 min.
[Pecan fruit rolls ]
Pecan fruit rolls
These pecan nut and dried fruit rolls, wrapped in golden caramelized puff pastry, are really delicious.
26,9264.9/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 21 min.
[Pistachio custard tart]
Pistachio custard tart
Similar in texture to a classic rich French custard tart, this version has the same sweetcrust pastry case, but the filling has a delicious pistachio flavour, rather than the normal vanilla.
12,862 24.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour
[Pistachio tiramisu]
Pistachio tiramisu
In this slightly unusual tiramisu, the classic Amaretto is partially replaced by whisky, which goes better with the pistachio flavour.
116,292 25/5 for 1 ratings 50 min.
[Plain cake]
Plain cake
This is a classic, loaf-shaped cake, deliberately left plain for you to embellish as you choose.
10,6864/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 26 min.
[Plum and almond panna cotta]
Plum and almond panna cotta
The combination of plums and almonds is always a winner. Here's a version that uses almonds to make a delicious panna cotta with a difference.
309 3 hours 25 min.
[Prune Far]
Prune Far
Far is a traditional recipe from Brittany in northwest France. The name comes from the Breton word 'farz' meaning flour. This is the traditional way, with prunes, but you can adapt it according to taste.
64,424 15/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 10 min.
[Santiago Cake]
Santiago Cake
Santiago cake (or Torta de Santiago) has a lovely moist texture. It is made with almonds and lemon and contains no butter or flour. This Spanish speciality from Galicia is still often decorated with the cross of St James.
5,7115/5 for 1 ratings 52 min.
[Strawberries with mint and cream]
Strawberries with mint and cream
Minty confectioner's custard, diced strawberries and whipped cream.
74,8345/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 30 min.
[Strawberry Charlotte]
Strawberry Charlotte
This is a faily quick charlotte recipe. It begins, as usual, by soaking finger biscuits in syrup, in this case flavoured with lime. The charlotte is then assembled with alternate layers of Chantilly (whipped cream) and strawberries.
30,1475/5 for 13 ratings 3 hours 9 min.
[Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrines]
Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrines
Chopped kiwi with lemon, ripe strawberries and smooth mascarpone cream.
5,5055/5 for 13 ratings 22 min.
[Tarte Normande]
Tarte Normande
This tart showcases ingredients from Normandy: the sweet pastry case is baked blind, then filled with apple sticks sautéed in Calvados, and a cream-egg mixture. The tart is then baked and dusted with icing sugar when cold.
1,404 1 hour 30 min.
[Tatin apples with mascarpone cream]
Tatin apples with mascarpone cream
Small pieces of apple cooked "tatin" style (caramelized in a pan) with a light mascarpone cream.
33,8734.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Toasted almond cake]
Toasted almond cake
A layer cake, with toasted almonds in the chocolate part.
65,6834.3/5 for 15 ratings 2 hours 2 min.
[Toffee apple upside-down cake]
Toffee apple upside-down cake
With a flavour reminiscent of the French classic tart tatin, this cake is made with a ring of tart apples arranged on a layer of caramel, then covered with the batter. After baking, the cake is turned out while still hot so that the caramelized apples are on the top with the moist cake underneath.
4,4765/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 46 min.
[Yvetot Douillons]
Yvetot Douillons
This dessert, named after a small town in Normandy, consists of a pear filled with confectioner's custard (French pastry cream), which is wrapped in a pancake and puff pastry, then baked. The "douillon" part of the name comes from a warm coat, the "douillette", of former times.
11,1154.3/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Chocolate rolls (petits pains)]
Chocolate rolls (petits pains)
Here is a recipe for "real" chocolate petits pains, i.e. with a milk bread dough (not croissants dough) and with a stick of chocolate inside.
104,8324.6/5 for 18 ratings 5 hours 27 min.
[Cramique]
Cramique
Cramique is a kind of brioche from Belgium and northern France, made with raisins and pearl (or nib) sugar. It is traditionally served sliced with butter and jam.
3,084 13 hours 55 min.
[Nantes Tourton]
Nantes Tourton
The "tourton Nantais" is a sweet loaf from Nantes, somewhere between bread and brioche, but without egg and only a small amount of butter.
10,3554.3/5 for 15 ratings 7 hours 34 min.
[Old style brioche]
Old style brioche
Classical version of brioche use yeast to raise the dough, but in this recipe some leaven is added. This make a more rustic brioche, with a small taste of leaven.
65,0324.6/5 for 14 ratings 14 hours 6 min.
[Rolled chestnut and apple brioche]
Rolled chestnut and apple brioche
This rolled brioche is made with a special dough, using a mixture of two flours: ordinary plain flour and chestnut flour. The prepared dough is then rolled up around a filling of apples sautéed with brown sugar.
4,441 24/5 for 12 ratings 15 hours 52 min.
[Hot chocolate]
Hot chocolate
Here's something simple to cheer up cold days, or a delight to look forward to on coming home after a walk in the rain.
49,2254/5 for 19 ratings 23 min.
[Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style]
Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style
If it's cold or you're in the snow, you will appreciate mulled wine which warms body and soul... There are as many mulled wine recipes as ski runs, so here is a basic one that you can easily adapt to your taste.
75,008 14/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 32 min.
[Breton sablé biscuit dough]
Breton sablé biscuit dough
Brittany is famous for its rich, sandy textured "sablé" biscuits. Similar to shortbread, they are made with lots of butter and egg yolk, and just a hint of vanilla. This dough can be made into simple biscuits – already delicious on their own – or used as the base for tarts and other desserts.
2,674 26 min.
[Chantilly cream]
Chantilly cream
Chantilly cream, it's simply whipped liquid cream with sugar. It is use in many desserts, but already delicious simply with strawberries or other fruits.
144,3655/5 for 3 ratings 18 min.
[Génoise (Genoa sponge)]
Génoise (Genoa sponge)
A Génoise (or Genoa sponge) is a very light and delicate cake. It is good on its own, but is more often used as the base for many different French-style gâteaux, with layers of mousse or cream between 2 (or more) layers of sponge. It is a tricky recipe to get right, rather technical, but here's a...
46,353 55/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 13 min.
[Pear compote ]
Pear compote
Stewed pears are not as easy to prepare as stewed apples, as they contain more juice and you risk ending up with more of a coulis than a compote. So here are two simple methods to help you succeed.
27,1314.3/5 for 15 ratings 37 min.
[Quince and apple compote]
Quince and apple compote
This compote is a tricky balancing act between the characteristic quince flavour and just enough apples to sweeten it. You should end up with a compote that has a delicate quince flavour rounded out by the apples and brown sugar.
3,7933/5 for 2 ratings 59 min.
[Stewed apple (compote)]
Stewed apple (compote)
Here is a very basic but delicious recipe, and the pitfalls to avoid.
109,089 14.8/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 13 min.
[Stewed apricots]
Stewed apricots
Here is how to make delicious stewed apricots, both an easy and a more sophisticated way.
194,704 124.0/5 for 34 ratings 1 hour 25 min.
[Brownie]
Brownie
Brownie is a traditional North-American recipe for a moist chocolate cake with pecan nuts.
18,9314.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 3 min.

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