market days in St Albans. I love a shopping trip to the market and I've found it's the best place to buy fruit and veg, herbs and spices, flowers, fabric, eggs, fresh fish, all sorts of things... Today I bought some vanilla pods and used them to make vanilla sugar to use in cakes and custards. I thought I'd share it with you in case you fancy a little domestic dabbling, or need a last minute homemade gift for any bakers you know!
You can make all sorts of other flavoured sugars, like lavender or lemon - I might try a few more experiments... I'm so excited to try my vanilla sugar out - maybe in baby Joe's birthday cake. I hope you enjoy this little mini project. Do you have a great street market near you that you like to shop at? Or maybe you even have your own stall?