Saturday, 12 October 2013

Cronuts and more

Last weekend arrived and came with lots of excitements.

Firstly, brunch at the Breakfast Club in Battersea - I have been here once before but this was by far the best - and having walked 30 mins and queued 20 mins to get in - it was so worth it:

Poached eggs, chorizo, roast peppers, avocado, fresh chillies, spicy hollandaise on toasted English Muffin. And the drink is spinach, mint, mango and apple (I KNOW). Pure heaven.

Secondly, Emma Freud's arrival back from the New York film festival. Now, why should I get excited about that? WELL, since you asked... While she was there, someone suggested that she find a Cronut. They are so sought after over there that you are only allowed to buy two at a time, and you have to queue for hours at the crack of dawn if you are within any remote chance of actually getting your hands on them. She came straight back to London and found a bakery (there are a few) that make them and headed to buy some straight away - she bought 21!

I immediately had Cronut envy as she was tweeting about all this - I was reading her updates (below) whilst standing in the queue for the Breakfast club, and I decided I just HAD to get my hands on one. So on Sunday, on my way to see Ruby Wax at the School of Life (the third excitement), I stopped at the bakery Emma had been to the day before and bought three - one for me, one for a friend and one for Ruby). 

Here are Emma's Cronut updates -  you have to read from the bottom upwards.

Here are the Cronuts - its basically a donut / croissant. I will be going back for more. 

The third excitement was being on the guest list at Ruby's Sunday Sermon at the School of Life (available to watch on YouTube here). Front row meant being on my best behaviour. I met Ed Bye too, which was pretty cool. She spoke about Madness and Mindfulness - she was eloquent, wise, funny, human and brave.

All in all - a very satisfactory weekend. I set the bar high and this weekend so far is not living up to last weekend's fun antics. But I am about to go off in search of some Salted Caramel, which may change things. 

You'd never guess reading this that (a) sugar used to be my biggest fear and (b) I study Nutrition...?!

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