I love vanilla!

So I always have a supply of vanilla pods and essence handy to use when I’m making cakes and puddings. But now there’s an alternative. Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Bean Paste, £5.99 has all the flavour – and those all important little seeds – without fiddling around with a pod! Works our much cheaper too… Available from Lakeland, Harvey Nichols and independent stores.

Now make a cherry and vanilla Victoria sponge!