This week’s sweet treats: 11/07/2014

Traditional Indonesian dessert, sticky rice balls, palm sugar, coconut, Indonesia, backpacking, Thomas J Fudge, flap jacks, ice-cream, liquorice ice-cream, The Richmond Arms, West Ashling, West Sussex, country pub, M&S, Marks and Spencers cakes, caramel pecan crunch bar, lemon chiffon cake, Manna Tearooms, Old Portsmouth, sponge cakeWhat 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 L-R
1. A traditional Indonesian dessert of sticky rice balls filled with palm sugar and coated with coconut. Made by Helen’s own fair hands at the Gili Cooking Classes. Read Helen’s travel blog about backpacking around Asia.

2. Ate these delicious Delectable Dark Chocolate coated flap jacks from Thomas J Fudge whilst watching the Tour de France Grand Depart after a morning of cycling. Great with a cuppa.

3. Lemon chiffon cake – one of my favourites – from Manna Tearooms in Old Portsmouth. Nice and light with a lovely fresh lemon taste.

4. I enjoyed a coffee in Marks and Spencer’s cafe with a pal after a morning at the gym so we each earned half of this gluten free caramel pecan crunch bar. The base is made from polenta, topped with a layer of sticky caramel, sprinkled with chopped pecan nuts and drizzled with Belgian dark chocolate. Went great with a skinny cappuccino and free tiny biccie.

5. I can’t wait to return to this fantastic pub in West Ashling in the West Sussex countryside. The Richmond Arms is in a beautiful setting with a duck pond nearby. I cycle past this pub regularly and paid them a visit last Friday evening with a couple of friends who also enjoyed their meals. Look out on Monday for the review. Oh, nearly forgot to tell you what this is! Home-made liquorice ice-cream, rose pistachio and Earl Grey flavours which were amazing.

Living life, loving cake

A & H x

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