This week’s sweet treats: 09/05/2014

La Fabula, Granada, La Cantina de Diego, Monachil,  La Hacilla, Guejar Sierra, La Tahona de los Galindos, Orgiva, almond, coconut, Floratea, Gracie-Ann's, Port Solent, Summer Love, green tea

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. Here’s five of our favourites! Clockwise from top left:

1. La Fábula, Granada, Spain. One of the most fantastic meals we’ve ever eaten. A wonderful experience with great attention to detail and beautiful presentation. This was our dessert from the taster menu – a trio of chocolate mousses. White, milk and dark topped with a twisted shape of chocolate and light, fluffy torn sponge pieces at the base – almost like the Pandoro cake from Italy.

2. A super large piece of tiramisu from La Hacilla in Guejar Sierra, the village where we stayed. We visited La Hacilla on three occasions and the meals were lovely. A review will come soon.

3. Another excellent meal, this time from La Cantina de Diego in Monachil, near Granada. ‘Brownie con chocolate caliente y natillas’ translates as ‘Brownie with hot chocolate custard’ which pretty much sums it up. Lovely spongy chocolate brownie with walnuts and served with cream. A review of this restaurant will come soon too so look out for it.

4 & 5. “Uno, uno, uno, uno” I said as I pointed to each of these cakes in La Tahona de Los Galindos, Orgiva, the first town as you enter the Alpujarras. I’m getting good at this Spanish malarkey. Very friendly guy who served us and insisted that I take a photo of him and Geoff holding an enormous loaf of bread. The cakes I chose were all from the area and were a mixture of almond and coconut. All home-made I believe.

6. Ok, not technically a ‘sweet treat’ but I had to share this with you all. Green tea with a difference. I had a glass of Flora Tea in Gracie-Ann’s, Port Solent. It was great to watch a dried-up blob transform before our very eyes into a beautiful flower which can be kept at home for days – if you give it fresh water every day, mine’s still going strong after 6 days. There are around nine to choose from all with different properties, to help with coughs, digestion etc., They also have gift boxes too which make a great present – also available at Gracie-Ann’s.

Living life, loving cake.

A x


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