Apple & Pear Vanilla cake

Apple & Pear Cake

This yummy apple and pear cake is fairly straight forward to make, full of sweet fruit nested in a soft, vanilla scented cake – a simple desert full of flavour!  The taste of the apple and pear, gently caramelised whilst baking, is balanced out by the semi sweet vanilla cake and enhanced by, of course (!), a pinch of salt and gorgeous butter. Although this … Continue reading Apple & Pear Cake

Vanilla & Chocolate Marble Waffles

Vanilla & Chocolate Marble Waffles

You know that feeling that you need to bake?  Just have to bake?  I felt like this this weekend, and felt like waffles…  Golden brown baked homemade waffles. But I could not choose between vanilla or chocolate waffles and thus tried them both..  And mixed together.  Result? I ended up baking just a little (ok a lot) more waffles then intended but they were so … Continue reading Vanilla & Chocolate Marble Waffles

Crème Patissière

Creme patissiere is basically a delicious, sweet, creamy vanilla cream which has been thickened with starch. It is a very important component for many desserts, e.g. vanilla or chocolate pudding, the filling for eclairs or profiteroles.  It is also used to fill up millefeuille (puff pastry with crème patissière and jam or fruit) and functions as a basis for many fruit tarts and other pastries. … Continue reading Crème Patissière