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Bake and Decorate

Bake and Decorate

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

Use only pure vanilla extract, or vanilla pods. Always avoid anything labelled ‘vanilla flavour’, as it is synthetic and doesn’t taste at all like the real thing. A good habit to get into is to make vanilla sugar. Stick 3-4 vanilla pods into a jar of caster sugar and leave for a week or two. Top up as required. This is invaluable for baking or sprinkling on to shortbreads, cakes and fruits.