Monday, August 3, 2009

Yum yum yum!

Yesterday I made some of these...








...chocolate macarons filled with chocolate ganache. Mmmmmm :-)




Why?






Because Mr. Pigeon and I were so inspired to bake following our trip (or rather our pilgrimage) to Bettys in Harrogate for afternoon tea.




We got roast chicken sandwiches and a juicy sultana scone with clotted cream and jam on a lovely three tiered thingy. This is what the top tier held...











...mini layered coffee cake, fruit tart and a delicious lemon macaron...




...and very shortly after there was a pigeon perched on the plate too...







Now you can't go to Bettys without visiting the bakery afterwards, so we felt obliged to waddle into the bakery, weighed down with food, to buy a few things to take home for tea (not that we could eat anything else after three layers of sandwich, scone and cake).





Pikelets to toast and smother with butter...









...a "little rascal", the mini version of the famous Bettys "fat rascal"...














...and a lovely fluffy white loaf...

















Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...





Talking of yummy things, thank you so much to everybody who voted for Mr.P in the Dorset Cereals little blog awards- he got 30 votes!!!...before the end of the month came and all the scores were cleared! Didn't know that would happen!




Luckily this means that everybody was back to the start and Mr.P made it to the top on Saturday!!!....


Mr. Pigeon and I really do love cereal and would very much like a purple egg cosy, so any more votes would be hugely appreciated. If Mr.P is at the top at the end of the month I promise to have a REALLY GOOD GIVEAWAY!



Have a great week :-)





19 comments:

Farmyard Crafts said...

You've certainly succeeded in making me want to go and make some yummy cookies. Everything looks so beautiful!!

Gina said...

Yum yum yum indeed. Chocolate maccaroons sound scrumptious. I've just voted!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What delumptious looking cakes Charlie! When can I come round for tea?????

Lucy x

Mise said...

Just voted! So as to see Mr Pigeon smile.

Muddling Through said...

Serious droolage going on here....everything looks so yummy. Off to vote again. :) Just doing my part toward your world domination thing.

Di said...

Hello! It sounds like you had fun at the cake shop!!

dottycookie said...

OK, if I vote for you will you PROMISE to post a warning before you publish pics like that again? I nearly dribbled on my keyboard.

Apryl said...

*drool* huh what? oh um.. I voted... *gazes at pretty cakes* .. I want to go to Betty's! not been to the Harrogate one but have been to the York one quite a few times.. mmmm cake

two hippos said...

most impressed by your macaroons! All that cake - looks so delicious..

Lazylol said...

OOOhhh I love afternoon tea at Betty's - it's a proper treat and of course I have to bring some fat rascals home with me too :)

Bag Brag Diva said...

Was it difficult to make those macaroons?

Danielle said...

I have voted and am loving the blog charlson! xxx

silverpebble said...

Charlie I'm in a cake swoon. Oof, just toppled over.

steelkitten said...

Recipe for macaroons please? Love to see Mr Pigeon in his apron baking up a storm.

By the way, I've just tipped the voting to 50! Methinks you'll be top again this month.

Manoute said...

I've just voted again, I hope Mr. P will stay at the top.
Yummy cakes...yumyumyum :o)

Felicity said...

ohh they look really tasty, mr p!! peeking his head up by the cakes made me giggle! fliss xx

louisaholly said...

Lovely cakes and a lovely pigeon! I've just voted, so hopefully you can come top again!

Rachael Rabbit said...

Oh my - your post is set to torture me in my current post baby 'must stop eating everything in front of me' diet :-(

Felicity said...

i have to admit ive spent quite a bit of time in the wig wham!! he he!! fliss xx