This week’s sweet treats : 01/05/2015

What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week in England and Australia. Here’s five of our favourites! Clockwise from L-R:
1. This was so so tasty you wouldn’t believe it! Helen, Geoff and I shared three delicious dishes for brunch at The Kettle Black in Melbourne, Australia. This is coconut yoghurt with poached pears, fruit, nuts, seeds and flowers. It really did taste as good as it looked. Helen recently wrote a blog post on the top places to have brunch in Melbourne and it’s also been entered into a competition. If you would be so kind as to vote for her please, here’s the link. (Click on ‘vote’ by the photo which brings up a box to fill in, either through Facebook or by registering, which we did and we’ve had no spam or anything at all from it, so please register and vote, thank you so much).
2. West Dean Stores is a nice little place to cycle to and we always recieve a warm welcome. The teapots all have different designed cosies such as an owl, ladybird etc., which are cute.  The shop has local produce, fresh tasty bread and the tearoom has soup/sandwiches etc and a selection of cakes. This was a nice almond croissant which I enjoyed whilst sitting outside in the sunshine, then along came another two cycling pals and they bought me a chocolate brownie! How could I say no?
3. Whilst at West Dean Stores (see number 2 above) I picked up a loaf of seeded granary bread which is made by Bread of Heaven in Haslemere. It looked great and I’ve had bread from them before. I bought a loaf but had nowhere to put it as I was cycling, so I gave it to my pal who has a large saddle bag. He carried it for me until I had to leave him as I had a dental appointment. I then had to put it inside my top across my chest and cycle 12 miles at full blast all the way home. I had to keep pushing it up and felt like Les Dawson when he was dressed in drag as Ada Shufflebotham. It still tasted superb though! So if you saw a very large busty-looking lady cycling along adjusting herself it could have been me….
4. This was my tiramasu from Carluccio’s at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth where we had a really nice meal whilst listening to the FB Pocket Orchestra. We’ve recently visited Carluccio’s branches at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 and Chichester too.
5. Helen has several jobs on the cattle station she’s currently working at in Western Australia, one is cooking and baking. But she can’t take credit for this cake. Ele, Helen’s colleague and who is also working on the station baked this very nice, moist berry cake. Take a look at Helen’s Instagram page where she tries to post a photo a day.
Living life, loving cake
A x

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