The Art of Vanilla

Why You Should Eat Dessert Before Dinner


Vanilla is on the list of powerful ingredients that all of us use on a regular basis. However, most of us just take it for granted. In fact, it’s so popular that it’s an important part of all types of recipes. Although vanilla is ubiquitous, we don’t know about the origin of it for sure. It’s a vine-like plant that can grow up on trees. The length of the vine can be up to 30 feet.

Countries that produce it

Although many countries produce it, three are on top of the list. They are listed below with the amount of vanilla they produce:

1. Madagascar

2926 tons

2. Papua new guinea

200 tons

3. Indonesia

2304 tons

Health Benefits

Vanilla offers a number of health benefits. Listed below are some of the most common benefits.

  • Helps with weight loss
  • Healthy for your heart
  • Provides relief for respiratory conditions
  • Has healing properties
  • Helps reduce anxiety
  • Helps with digestion

Vanilla Bean Properties

1. Mg

2. K

3. Ca

4. Mn

Let’s take a look at some of the recipes.

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake


  • Graham crackers
  • Granulated sugar
  • Unsalted butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Vanilla beans
  • Eggs
  • Sour cream
  • Heavy cream
  • White chocolate

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

Preheat your oven and then line the springform pain with a new sheet of foil.

Make graham cracker crust solution, then press it onto the pan, and start baking.

Prepare cheesecake filling, then pour it over the cracker crust, and then bake it. Allow it to cool down for a while and then spread mousse layer over the cheesecake.

Top it up with whipped toppings, and garnish with mint and berries.

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

List of ingredients;

  • Flour: 3 cups
  • Baking powder: 2 ½
  • Salt: ½ tsp
  • Butter: 1 cup
  • Sugar: 1 ¾
  • Eggs: 2 (large)
  • Vanilla bean (1)
  • Vanilla extract: 2 tsp
  • Milk: 1 ½ cups


Preheat the oven until it reaches 350 degrees. Line the cupcake tins with good quality wrappers. Create a mixture of salt, baking powder and flour. Beat the sugar and butter for about two minutes or until it becomes fluffy and light. Now, add the eggs one by one and then drop the vanilla extract and seeds. Finally, beat the mixture until it’s properly mixed.

Fill each of the cupcake cups with batter and then keep baking it for 15 minutes.

Remove the cupcakes and then shift them to a rack until they are cool down. In the meantime, you can make the frosting.


  • Butter: 1 cup
  • Vanilla bean: 1
  • Heavy cream: 2 tsp
  • Confectioners’ sugar: 3 cups
  • Sprinkles

Make the Frosting

Beat the mixture of vanilla extract, vanilla bean seeds until the mixture becomes fluffy. Next, add 50% of the sugar and mix again. Lastly, add the rest of sugar and heavy cream and start beating it to make creamy frosting.


Source by Shalini M