The Secrets of Vanilla: a baking essentials masterclass

Saturday 23 September 2017

Come on a special one-off vanilla journey that will take you from the vanilla farms of Madagascar to Vava'u Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Mexico and Tahiti

Join Anneka Manning, founder of BakeClub, and Renee MacDonald, Brand Manager from Queen Fine Foods, for a very special 2-hour demonstration-style masterclass on the world's most indulgent spice.

This masterclass will take you through the fascinating history of vanilla, including how and where its grown, and why it has become so essential in our baking today. Through her in-depth, hands-on understanding of vanilla, Renee will bust those vanilla myths, including the difference between extract and essence. A guided vanilla-tasting experience will show you exactly how unique each vanilla variety really is and highlight just how much vanilla is the salt and pepper of the sweet world.

Anneka will be your master baking guide, showing you which style of vanilla is the best one to choose to enhance each of your favourite recipes and how to get the most from the vanilla you select. She will also be sharing some of her much-loved vanilla-based recipes including:

* Classic baked custard with vanilla-poached strawberries 
* Rich flourless chocolate cake with Chantilly cream
* One-bowl vanilla cupcakes 
* Vanilla, maple and cinnamon granola
* Roasted pumpkin salad with vanilla vinaigrette

Class Includes:

  • 2 hours of expert vanilla and baking advice, guidance and inspiration from Anneka Manning and Renee MacDonald
  • Your chance to ask any vanilla or baking question you've always wanted to know the answer to
  • Tips for navigating the vanilla section at the supermarket and how to pick the best vanilla for your every-day and special occasion recipes
  • An invaluable recipe & information kit
  • A very special goodie bag with a variety of Queen vanilla products to use in your baking at home
  • Tastings throughout the class
  • Vanilla-inspired afternoon tea
  • Confidence, skill and vanilla know-how to take home, keep and use regularly in your own kitchen
  • Experiencing the state-of-the-art BakeClub kitchen in Rosebery, Sydney

Meet your hosts:

Anneka Manning, Founder & Director of BakeClub

Renee MacDonald, Brand Manager, Queen Fine Foods

So join us and learn all there is to know about this exotic spice!

Click here to register.