Does it count if I forgot to take the picture?

I realized on Tuesday night that I needed to make dessert for my Wednesday night Small Group. So I turned to my favorite cooking man, Tyler Florence. I chose to make his incredible Vanilla Bean frosting for my cake. I went on a search for Vanilla Beans since that is an important part of the recipe. My Grocery store was out and so I settled on a good Vanilla extract. I did restock my pantry with Vanilla Bean paste from Williams-Sonoma yesterday. I made the boxed Vanilla Bean cake from Trader Joe's and added fresh strawberries and ice-cream. This was a simple dessert but turned out fine. I realized afterwards that I had forgotten to take a picture of my cake. I hope it still counts for my TFF group : )
Vanilla Bean Butter cream Frosting
(Adapted from this recipe)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 vanilla bean, scraped
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup milk
4 cups confectioner's sugar (1 pound box), plus more if necessary
Cream the butter in a medium-size bowl until very smooth. Stir in the vanilla-bean seeds until they're evenly distributed. Add the salt, milk and vanilla extract, and stir until combined. Sift the sugar over the butter mixture and stir the mixture until it's perfectly smooth. If the frosting is too loose, add a few more tablespoons of confectioner's sugar, and stir until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap until you're ready to use; mix well just before using.


Natashya said…
I love a dessert with vanilla and strawberries, nice!
Megan said…
I just scored vanilla beans at Costco - really inexpensive, too.

So yes, although there isn't a picture, I can imagine how delicious the frosting was!
Jenny said…
I like to get my vanilla beans from Arizona Vanilla, who has an online store and an ebay store. They are always fresh and fragrant and much less expensive than other places.

The frosting sounds divine. Now I'll need to make a cake too.
Susie said…
It was a delicious combinations- one I'll be making this summer for sure! Tanks, Susy!

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