This post is way too late but I love this book so much I did not want to skip doing a post on it altogether. And these bars. Well, all I can say is you need these in your life. Stat.
First let me tell you the awesome marshmallow making lady wrote a kick ass book, probably the most definitive baker's guide to Vanilla. Pure Vanilla has it all, history, schooling on all types of vanilla and amazing, unique recipes. Also, the layout of the book is just gorgeous. Bravo Shauna.
Whatevers. It worked and the result was delicious.
The best part was how easy these are to throw together. I served them at a dinner party that evening and they were devoured. One guest, a talented baker himself, exclaimed "This recipe is a keeper!"
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P.S. I love those little vanilla specks in the batter.