Lad's Vanilla Bean Bread Recipe

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Lad's Vanilla Bean Bread

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@windella

I love vanilla. I found this recipe in a magazine a long time ago and tweaked it to my liking,as a matter of fact,I made this bread the first time for the tea party baby shower I gave for my sister,the "baby" is now 30.
It makes great french toast,also good lightly toasted with cream cheese.
I keep vanilla sugar all the time because I love to bake with it.


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Ingredients

VANILLA BEAN BREAD

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, rm temp
2 1/2 c vanilla sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 vanilla bean
8 large eggs
3 c flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

VANILLA BEAN SYRUP

1 3/4 cups granulated sugar, split and seeded
1 c water
2 whole vanilla beans,split

VANILLA SUGAR

2 c sugar
vanilla bean,split and seeded

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To make vanilla sugar: Split a vanilla bean in half and scrape the seeds into sugar. Let set for 2-3 days before using.
To make vanilla bean syrup: In a small pan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in water. Add the vanilla bean seeds and stir, bring to a simmer, remove from heat, and cool.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease two 9x5-inch loaf pans.
Cream butter and vanilla sugar until mixture is pale and fluffy. Scrape the vanilla bean seeds into the batter, vanilla and eggs; beat well.
In another bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add to the batter and mix just until smooth (do not over mix) but mix well.
Divide the batter between the two prepared loaf pans. Bake for 30 minutes, then turn the pans around, and bake an additional 35 to 40 minutes or until a cake tester or skewer comes out clean.
While the loaves bake, prepare the vanilla bean syrup.
When loaves are done, remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes on wire racks, remove from pans and set on the racks. Place the racks over baking sheet and brush the syrup all over tops and sides of the loaves . Brush several times.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads