Skip to main content

London


It's been quite a long time since I posted...like anything. The reason I've been missing is that I kind of slacked off. I did make some incredible desserts but I just didn't take any pretty pictures of them so I will have to remake them :) The other reason I didn't update is that I was in LONDON!! My very first time in the British capitol! 
My birthday is around the corner, as well as my finals and thesis to get ready so what other time should we visit London than now?
We had absolutely the most gorgeous weather! It was sunny every single day of our stay...which is a huge thing for London! It is finally spring! The flowers are blooming over there and the city is just beautiful. We didn't stay for long so I didn't see everything just some major parts of the city. I documented some of our eats, some of our wanted eats but didn't and I got some kitchen ware! Okay, not really ware but something that comes handy while baking :) And something sosososo exciting that I'm gonna save it for last! So let the photos speak for themselves!

A pretty confectionery shop at the Piccadilly Circus. We didn't go in because we just had coffee before we saw this little beauty.

I'm so gonna try to replicate these :)

Traditional fish and chips! Wasn't greasy at all which is pretty surprising... But it was filling so this plate was just enough for my Mom and me as a lunch.

Coffee lover... 

Potato skins filled with bacon, sour cream and jalapeno. Yum, right? To make it a tiny bit healthier I ordered some steamed broccoli, too.

Grilled camambert cheese with some jam and bread. Mom's lunch. Quite indulging...

Right before we went ahead and had lunch in Camden Town.

This is where we ate...

This pretty unauthentic Indian food. But it was still good :)

After exploring Madam Tussauds, I was starving so we went looking for something to eat and look, what we found? An amazing turkey melt sandwich. Yum.

This was one of my favorite spots in London! Books for cooks? That just called my name! :) I found it in Notting Hill and was eager to dive myself in the many many cook books it had to offer! Hungary just doesn't have that many cook books to my great sadness...Okay, the books here were slightly pricey and quite heavy so I didn't buy any...But one. But I'll talk about it later :P

Look what I got! Measuring spoons! These are adorable! I always had the problem measuring out 1/4 of a teaspoon but not anymore! 

And!! My biggest purchase... Pierre Hermé's Pastries! Oh my god, this book is amazing! It cost a fortune but boy, so worth it. It has all the classic recipes, so I am planning on making ALL the recipes from this book. Don't be surprised if you'll find a lot of recipes coming from this book in the near future :) I am totally smitten with this cook book. Okay, I would have preferred more pictures in it but oh well. The recipes are what count!

Okay, that's it for my London update :) I'm sure I'll go back again, hopefully soon...


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Hungarian Kakaós Csiga (Chocolate Rolls)

Frankly, I missed baking so much! Even though I needed one baking-free month to lose all the weight I gained due to the excessive baking mania I got over this summer I just cannot stop it! So I decided that I don't have to give up this love of mine but I do have to figure out something that will not leave me end up gaining weight again. What to do, what to do...Bake only in the weekends! And probably I should get a grip and not stuff my face until I can't move...Which didn't really happen today. I ate like 6 of these lovely chocolate rolls...I guess, no dinner for Csilla tonight :P These rolls are from a traditional Hungarian pastry recipe. I called my Grandma to ask for the recipe and as it always happens with Grandma recipes she did not know the measurements...I don't know if it's only with my grandmas but they always work with their eyes so they usually have no idea how much grams I need from this or that... So I turned to an ancient Hungarian cookbook and that i…

Sajtos Pogácsa - Hungarian Cheese Puffs

We have different traditions in Hungary in the holiday season. Santa, I mean St Nicholas, comes on 6th December here and on Christmas Eve we are waiting for the little Jesus to bring our presents! Of course, as an almost 22-year-old I don't expect any gifts on Nicholas day...That is why I was so surprised when I got absolutely the coolest thing ever! A plastic bread-board! I had a huge wooden one that was very heavy, very hard to clean and needed such a big space. Look at this beauty :)

It has everything I might need. Measurements, unit converter, it can be rolled up, I don't need to use flour for kneading...I know exactly how big I need to knead the dough, it is perfect!  So, of course I just had to try it out! :)
I've been waiting for these cheese puffs' recipe for years now. It is a traditional, old school Hungarian pastry. It is made with yeast and it tastes amazing! These mini puffs are crunchy on the outside and super duper soft inside! This recipe is the ultimate c…

Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Today I woke up and had the urge to bake something. At first, I was very VERY intrigued by a wonderful brownie recipe but then I came to my senses...that no, today is Wednesday! And brownies don't happen on Wednesdays around here. So I scolded myself for even thinking about it and swore that I will work out something vigorous instead :) But the scorching desire to bake something was still there! Ahhh! What to do now? I had a bag of unsalted roasted peanuts in the pantry so first let's make some peanut butter! That's healthy. And easy. Way too easy, I needed something more. So when I have peanut butter, let's make cookies with it!! Right??? Such a lovely idea!  I was looking through a couple PB cookie recipes and I originally wanted a no-flour kind but when I saw the amount of sugar each had... I was like no way am I gonna add 1 cup sugar to 1 cup PB. Let alone, I didn't even have 1 whole cup of PB. 
You really learn to appreciate things when you don't have a lot. …