All posts tagged: vanilla

Neapolitan Cakes

I was on pinterest I think, and I saw someΒ little neapolitan cupcakes. I loved the colours and it reminded me of my childhood. We always had neapolitan ice cream because my mum loved vanilla and my dad loved strawberry. I immediately thought I should make something neapolitan, but not cupcakes, I wanted something a little bit different. After finishing my never-fail brownies (the recipe is coming soon!) I didn’t really know what to do with them. At the same time, I also had a craving for some nice vanilla cake, so I had baked a nice big one and then I had an idea. Why not make theses into neapolitan cakes? I searched the house for some small circle cutters and found none, so I used shot glasses. Folks, I do not recommend this! When I pushed down on the brownies they got stuck inside, so I had to use a skewer to gently pry them out of the glass. It was not fun. When I got to the vanilla cake I cut around the …

Vanilla bean custard

My friend absolutely loves custard, like an abnormal love for custard. This guy can eat a huge bowl of it in a few minutes.. cold too. Apparently heating it takes away time that he could be eating it. My friend did me a huge favour and he wanted custard as his payment, which I was happy to agree to. I decided to make him a nice big batch of vanilla bean custard to show my appreciation. I dressed it up a little by putting it in a mason jar. I cut out a square of wrapping paper, placed it on top and secured it with a gold ribbon. What a cute little christmas gift to surprise a custard lover! I really like this recipe and I made it for my boyfriend who had never tried homemade custard. I added a few splashes of Kahlua to it and it blew his mind! Needless to say I’ve been making a lot of custard lately. Custard is really simple to make, it just takes a little patience to …