Watkins Vanilla Recipes

Watkins Original Double Strength Vanilla Mmmm, there's nothing like Vanilla for cooking and baking and Watkins makes it taste even better. Try the following Vanilla recipes...

Tossed Salad with Raspberry-Vanilla Vinaigrette

1/3 cup/80 mL Watkins Original Grapeseed Oil
1/4 cup/60 mL white wine vinegar
2-1/2 tbsp/37.5 mL sugar
2 tsp/10 mL Watkins Original Double Strength Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Raspberry Extract

8 cups/2 L mixed fresh greens (red leaf lettuce, escarole, radicchio, etc.)
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
1 cup/250 mL alfalfa sprouts
1 cup/250 ml shredded carrot
To taste, freshly-ground Watkins Sea Salt
To taste, Watkins Black Pepper

Cooking Directions
Vinaigrette - Combine all ingredients; mix well and chill until serving time.

Salad - Wash greens and tear into bite-sized pieces. Place in a bowl and toss. Add onion and cucumber slices, alfalfa sprouts and carrot. Toss with vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts - Makes 8 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 120, Protein 1 g, Carbohydrates 8 g, Sodium 6 mg, Fat 9 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, and Dietary Fiber 2 g.

Vanilla Dessert Squares

Graham crackers
1/2 cup/125 mL Watkins Vanilla Dessert Mix
1/3 cup/80 mL sugar
1/2 cup/125 mL water
2-1/2 cups/625 mL milk
2 cups/500 mL heavy whipping cream
1-1/2 cups/375 mL powdered sugar
1 tsp/5 mL Double-Strength Imitation Clear Vanilla
1 tbsp/15 mL Watkins Chocolate Dessert Mix
1 tbsp/15 mL hot water
1/4 to 1/2 cup/125 mL powdered sugar

Cooking Directions
Layer a 15 X 11-inch/38 X 28-cm baking sheet with graham crackers. Combine Vanilla Dessert Mix, sugar, and water; mix well. Stir in milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to boil and thicken. Pour hot mixture over graham crackers and let cool to room temperature. When cool, whip cream until stiff. Spread over vanilla dessert layer. Place another layer of graham crackers on top of whipped cream. In a small bowl, mix 1-1/2 cups/375 mL powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough water to make a smooth glaze. Spread evenly over graham crackers. In another bowl, combine the Chocolate Dessert Mix, hot water, and enough of the powdered sugar to make a smooth glaze. Drizzle over dessert. Refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts - Makes 18 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 220, Protein 2 g, Carbohydrates 27 g, Sodium 140 mg, Fat 12 g, Saturated Fat 7 g, Cholesterol 41 mg, and Dietary Fiber 0 g.

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Vanilla Wafers

Watkins Cooking Spray
1 tbsp/15 mL all-purpose flour
1/2 cup/125 mL sugar
1/4 cup/60 mL cornstarch
2 tbsp/30 mL margarine or butter, melted
1 egg
2 tsp/10 mL Watkins Original Double Strength Vanilla Extract or Vanilla Nut Extract
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Butter Extract
3/4 cup/180 mL all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Baking Powder
1/8 tsp/0.6 mL salt

Cooking Directions
Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Spray two large baking sheets with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp/15 mL flour; set aside. Combine the sugar, cornstarch, margarine and extracts; mix well. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt; mix well. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches/5 cm apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans and let cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts - Makes 3 dozen, 2 per serving.
Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 60, Protein 1 g, Carbohydrates 11 g, Sodium 40 mg, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 12 mg, and Dietary Fiber 0.

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