Vanilla cakes, slices and desserts for morning tea

There's nothing 'vanilla' about this recipe collection. These beautiful cakes, slices and cookies are all packed full of flavour and are wonderfully sweet. We've also got homemade desserts like panna cotta, creme brulee and citrus-spiced tarts, all with the addition of beautifully fragrant vanilla. You'll find a homemade ice-cream recipe, plus some lovely French-style macaroons for morning tea. Take a flick through and see what catches your attention...
steamed vanilla pudding with poached pears
Rhubarb and vanilla CRUMBLE CAKE

Rhubarb and vanilla crumble cake

You will need about two bunches of rhubarb for this recipe. To spread the second layer of cake batter over the crumble, without mixing the two, dollop the batter into each corner first, then gently spread the batter toward the centre. Note
Cheat's Vanilla Slice

Cheat’s vanilla slice

We know nothing quite beats the real thing, but when the bakery is closed and you have a craving that just won’t quit, this cheat’s vanilla slice is a worthy recipe.
Steamed vanilla custard cups

Steamed vanilla custard cups

Wrap the steamer lid in a clean tea towel to avoid condensation drops falling onto the custards. Cook custards in two batches if they don’t all fit in your steamer. Note
vanilla strawberry swirl macaroons

Vanilla strawberry swirl macarons

If you thought the ice-cream wafer sandwich couldn’t be improved, think again. These vanilla strawberry swirl macarons will have your guests swooning with delight. The ice-cream will barely have enough time to melt before they’re all gone.

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