With the Easter weekend approaching, baking is number one on the agenda at my place. The house will filled with delicious baking aromas from Spicy hot cross buns, or maybe my muffins, vanilla sugar drops, chewy macadamia cookies or my favourite apple and passionfruit cake. So many good things to choose from and a delicious long weekend, I’m not quite sure which to bake first. One thing is for sure; there will always be vanilla in the mix!
Heilala Vanilla recently launched its Ground Vanilla Powder (which my regular readers will know I've been using in much of my baking lately). All the aroma and taste of pure vanilla is contained in this convenient, versatile powder, enhancing the taste of almost any food. It can be used in many ways without losing its flavour. It’s great in hot or cold mixtures in baking, desserts and smoothies, as a substitute for vanilla extract or paste. Use it in rubs, seasonings, pies, crumbles, chocolate (or any application where liquid is an issue).
Heilala Vanilla beans are dried and ground into a fine powder making it the purest and most natural form of vanilla available in the range. It’s free from artificial colours, flavours, buffers, additives, sugar and is also gluten free. Two grams of ground Heilala Vanilla powder is the equivalent to one Heilala vanilla bean. This product is perfect in final products that are Kosher or Halal certified.
To celebrate, Heilala Vanilla and Good Things have partnered once again to bring you a special prize giveaway and one lucky reader will win a Heilala Vanilla Baking Pack valued at $60.00. The prize pack contains:
Heilala has a plantation in Tonga and is the only true ‘plantation to pantry’ vanilla on the globe. The company offers a range of 100% pure vanilla products to home cooks, chefs and food manufacturers (such as Pierre Issa from Pepe Saya). Remember Pepe’s divine butter balls with whispers of vanilla in honey?
WIN a Heilala Vanilla Baking Pack!
To be in the running to WIN the Heilala Vanilla Baking Pack (pictured top), please subscribe to Good Things (if you haven't already) and simply tell me in 50 words or less what good things you’ll be baking over Easter.
The competition is open to Australian residents only (with apologies to my overseas friends) and closes at midnight on 21 April 2014 (just after Easter), so pop in and enter now! The winner will be notified by email and the prize pack will be posted direct to you. Please make sure that you enter your current email address (one you check regularly!) with your comment so you can be reached in the event you're selected as the winner.
Good luck dear readers and thank you for entering.
The competition is now closed. Thank you to all those who entered. Stay tuned for details of the winner!
And the winner is…
Trish! I was genuinely touched by you saying that you will be 'baking love' into half a dozen family dinners and treats that you will stash away so that your family will miss you while you are away having treatment.
Thank you everyone who entered this competition. I honestly wish I had two dozen of these Heilala packs to give away, but sadly I only had one. Stay tuned to Good Things, please, as I have several more exciting competitions coming soon!
Lotsa love xox
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