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Item of the day: Lavender and Vanilla Sugar

Flavoured sugars have been a staple in French kitchens for centuries and finally they are available in South Africa, too. Petit Fours Deli & Décor has imported Lavender and Vanilla Sugar packaged in pretty ceramic pots which are perfect for tea parties and baking. Also delicious as a new twist for your All-Bran! The 100g pots sell for R149 and make a wonderful birthday present for an enthusiastic chef, hostess gift for a friend or a unique kitchen tea surprise. Petit Fours stocks a range of French-inspired décor items and kitchen essentials and the café serves delicious quiches, soups and sandwiches. If you have more of a sweet tooth, their range of baked goods is mouth-watering and as good looking as they taste. The delights range from the eponymous petits fours to cheesecakes and red velvet cupcakes. My slice of chocolate cake was pastry heaven. Petit Fours Deli & Décor is at Durban’s Hypermarket-by-the-Sea. 031-563-3278   Text and image: Candice Botha