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Vanilla & Lavender Scones

LittlePod is based in East-Devon, so scones are a must-have recipe for the website (we advise cream-first, jam second, of course!) accompanied by a pot of tea. We enjoyed these lavender infused scones for our first anniversary tea party at the Chelsea Physic Garden in 2011.



  • Video: Splitting Pods

    Dave Buchanan demonstrates the best pod splitting techniques.

  • Video: Steak with Vanilla Sauce

    Chef Dave Buchanan, PlatinuMeats, cooking a Mey Select Rib-Eye Steak with a LittlePod Vanilla & truffled honey dressing.




Need some inspiration for experimenting with your pods, extracts and pastes? These recipes are tried and tested LittlePod favourites. Navigate the pages using the numbers below, or submit your own recipe to help us build our list!

Balsamic Chicken Risotto

  • Complexity: medium
  • Serves: 2

Balsamic Chicken, asparagus and squash risotto with vanilla.

This recipe was supplied by the lovely people at Hills and Parkes Delicetessen. Join their newsletter for more where this came from.

Venison Pies with vanilla sauce

  • Time: 45 mins
  • Complexity: medium
  • Serves: 4

These hot individual pies are adapted from a Michel Roux recipe and have the addition of a vanilla and mustard sauce, which goes beautifully with the venison.

Eggless Choc Cake

  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: very easy
  • Serves: 6

Having just returned from her travels in India, Chef Manju Malhi has kindly shared this recipe for us all to enjoy.

Vanilla Maple Butter

  • Time: 25mins
  • Complexity: very easy
  • Serves: 6

In honour of Janet and Clara's forthcoming trip over the pond to New York, a sweet breakfast treat for topping your pancakes or waffles this weekend. Recipe supplied by Patricia Rain, The Vanilla Chef.

Simply Cupcakes

  • Time: 30 mins
  • Complexity: very easy
  • Serves: 12

A simple and delicious foolproof cupcake with vanilla butter icing. Ready to eat as they are.