Celebrating 600th Posts & A Giveaway

Since I started blogging three and a half years ago, I have made many friends, learn more about baking and cooking, and formed genuine friendships. I started the blog to record my baking (and cooking) journey. I didn't think it would last that long. However, when readers and bloggers started leaving comments in my blog, I was more encouraged. Even though my blog is not popular, I'm not disheartened. I'm happy as it is. I know my objectives of being here, and I'm contented that I'm able to share my experience with others!

To celebrate my 600th post (YAY), I'm giving away my homemade vanilla extract (double YAY!!) Those of you who have made their own vanilla extract will definitely agree with me that after using it, you'll NEVER use any vanilla essence again, NEVER! Homemade vanilla extract can be kept for a long time, aging it made it even more intense too!

This is how you can get yourself a chance to win this homemade vanilla extract (approx. 20ml).
  1. Leave a comment and your email address in my post and tell me how do you intend to use it if you win.
  2. Only one chance per person regardless of entries.
  3. I'll use a random number organiser to pick the winner.
  4. Closing date for the comments : 9 December 2011.
  5. Applicable for Singapore residents only.
  6. I will meet you to pass you the vanilla extract at our convenience. However, self-collection is much welcome. :)
Once again, thank you very much, my friends, my blogger friends and my readers, for your past support and encouragement. Passionate About Baking is very happy to share more baking and cooking experience with you!

Happy holidays!


Janine @ Not the Kitchen Sink! said...
November 29, 2011 at 8:57 PM

wow I haven't even reached 100 posts and I think even that is an achievement ;p for you to reach 600 posts is wow! congrats! i have my own homemade vanilla extract too, so I probably won't be participating in the giveaway. Looking forward to more posts from you!

passionbaker said...
November 29, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Hi Janine,
Don't worry, you'll accumulate the posts soon! Don't you just love homemade vanilla extracts?

Jane said...
November 30, 2011 at 12:09 AM

Will try to make vanilla ice cream with it if I win :)


DG said...
November 30, 2011 at 11:05 AM

Congratulation on your 600th post! You are great, I'm not sure when I can reach that post LOL. I've received once from you, and I love it so much.

Genevieve said...
November 30, 2011 at 11:44 AM

Wow! 600th post! Congrats!

If i win im gonna make double vanilla cupcakes, always been using vanilla essense and it just aint vanilla-ish enough.

hope i'll win :)


Edith said...
November 30, 2011 at 3:17 PM


passionbaker said...
November 30, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Thanks Edith!

Loveacbl said...
November 30, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Ur blog is popular ya. 600 posts that us not easy. Keep it up.

I will use the home-made vanilla extract to make a vinilka chiffon, I think a simple chiffon cake will bring out the natural aroma of the vanilla extract the most .

loveacbl@gmail dot com

HoneyBeeSweets said...
November 30, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Congrats Jane! Hope to see another 600 or more in years to come!

Cathysjoy said...
December 1, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Congrats Jane! I will use it to make cookies & cuppies ;)

Yummy Bakes said...
December 2, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Congrats. Look forward to seeing more great bakes from you. I would use vanilla extract for cakes.

Thecoffeesnob said...
December 4, 2011 at 1:55 AM

Congrats on your 600th post, Jane- what a long way you've come!

Speaking of vanilla extract, I started my second batch- steeped in rum this time- slightly more than a month ago. Can't wait to start using it in my festive baking! :)

passionbaker said...
December 5, 2011 at 8:32 AM

Thanks HBS! I don't think there'll be another 600. Now I can hardly keep up with blogging! LOL.

passionbaker said...
December 5, 2011 at 8:35 AM

Thanks Thecoffeenob! I've yet to try extracting it in Rum even tho HBS has told me. I shall try it soon!

passionbaker said...
December 5, 2011 at 8:36 AM

Thanks Angel! I totally agree with you!

passionbaker said...
December 5, 2011 at 8:36 AM

Hi DG, thanks! So how was your own vanilla extract?

Ann@anncoojournal.com said...
December 5, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Hi Jane, Congrats on your 600th post! Hope to see more in the coming years :)

Nasi Lemak Lover said...
December 6, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Congrats on your 600th posts! Yes, I agreed with you, since I have homemade vanilla extract, I did not use store-bought vanilla essence anymore.

Christy said...
December 7, 2011 at 10:05 AM

Congratulations on the 600th post!!:) To many many more 600 posts to come ;)

khim said...
December 7, 2011 at 11:32 AM

Congrats on your 600th post, Jane :)
I use alot of vanilla essense everytime in my baking and spent tons of monies buying gd one. Never try homemade version yet and i bet my bakes will taste even awasome with it :)


passionbaker said...
December 7, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Thanks Ann! Hope I can keep up! :p

passionbaker said...
December 7, 2011 at 1:39 PM

Thanks, Sonia.

passionbaker said...
December 7, 2011 at 1:39 PM

Thank you, Christy. I hope I can keep up!

Lynn08sg said...
December 8, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Hi Jane, Congrats on your 600th post! I will use the vanilla for cakes. :)

Bakertan said...
December 10, 2011 at 12:37 AM

Congrats on your 600th post! It is quite a mile stone I must say. Mine is a far cry from yours. Happy Baking always =]

Thecoffeesnob said...
December 11, 2011 at 11:39 AM

Hey Jane, just thought I would drop you a quick update.

I used my second batch of vanilla extract for the first time last week for make speculaas. It smells so much more fragrant than my vanilla-steeped vodka; a wonderful combination of rum and vanilla.

Can't wait to see what you get up to with your jar of vanilla extract this festive season! :)

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