Monday, 2 April 2012

March in Food

Today's song: St Vincent- Marrow

Baking

I have been baking once a week and I'm pretty pleased with the results. I tried my hand at scones...

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And a Coffee and Walnut cake...

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This was super tasty and I'm so pleased with how it came out!

I also made some caramel cupcakes for my friend's birthday and chocolate and walnut cookies which came out well, usually I over cook cookies.

Snacking

I gave up crisps for lent but I'm not sure it's made much difference to my diet as I have just been eating chocolate and crackers and things instead! Also I must admit to breaking the ban and eating some pringles on Sunday, oops.
I'm completely obsessed with some new savoury biscuit snacks from Jacobs called Oddities. They're delicious, especially the cheese flavour. The smoky bacon ones remind me of the 'Fish'n'Chips' snacks from childhood- anyone remember those?


I've also been longing for Turkish delight, especially the cheapy Fry's type. They don't sell it in as many shops as you would think. I'm considering getting some rosewater and making Turkish delight cupcakes, could be super nice! Tomorrow I'm going to Island Bar for cocktails and I'm sure they do a Turkish Delight cocktail so that should solve my cravings!

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Eating out

Edd and I went for a lovely meal at Annexe at the start of the month. I kept seeing excellent reviews of this independent restaurant so I was desperate to visit! The atmosphere was absolutely lovely, with plants everywhere and old films projected onto the wall. I had goats cheese and beetroot salad to start, chicken wrapped in pancetta for my main and then Earl Grey creme brulle for dessert. Highly recommended if you're in Birmingham

16 comments:

daisychain said...

I love those oddities too!

Yola Thorp said...

These look delicious.

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misslikey said...

mmmm yummmy

Jazz said...

Mmm the cake looks delish!
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Bonnie said...

Check out that cake! Whoa, dude. It looks so good. I could devour the whole thing.

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Sophie - Country girl said...

love the look of your scones Helen! And that cake too. You're putting me to shame.

SoapyMermaid said...

i am just a big big fan of scones (and it is so hard to find some scones in france!), yours look really good and I would love to taste this walnut/coffee cake, it must have a very intesresting savour!

Aliya said...

Thanks for you comment, lovely! That cake look sooo good! My mouth's watering!

x Aliya
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The Brunette said...

I love scones and that cake looks gorgeous xx

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Hello Naka said...

the cake looks amazing! i think i will try to bake once a week it sounds like a nice challenge ^_^

Shes Dressing Up said...

Your baking looks delicious! Turkish delight is my favourite, I really want some now! <3

Elise said...

OMG I miss those FishnChip crisps constantly! Must give these new things a try... Your cake looks amazing, coffee and walnut sounds yummy! :)

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Zoe said...

Nice blog. The cake looks amazing!!

Kitsune-kun said...

mmmmmMm