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Dominique Ansel Cronut (and Cookie Shot)

Dominique Ansel Cronut (and Cookie Shot)

My lovely friend Alice introduced me to the delights of the Dominique Ansel bakery in London today. Dominique Ansel invented the Cronut – a croissant-donut hybrid which I encountered first in the Dum Dum Donutterie Zebra cronut – so I was excited to try the original. […]

Bill’s Cinnamon Doughnuts

Bill’s Cinnamon Doughnuts

Sam and I went to Bill’s in Soho before a trip to the Gielgud theatre to see the Robert Harris’ Cicero plays (very good, but the books are even better…). We needed somewhere reliable for good food at a reasonable price and with speedy service. […]

Bread Ahead: Eton Mess Doughnuts

Bread Ahead: Eton Mess Doughnuts

I was in Borough Market on Wednesday. The conversation with Anna went like this: S: Spending the day drawing in Borough Market today. A: Drawing doughnuts? S: That would be good. Nope – day 3 of drawing school. Mum: Enjoy A: Make sure you get […]

Marks and Spencer Churros

Marks and Spencer Churros

Not quite in the same league as Agua Na Boca but if I can pick up churros from M&S Waterloo on my way home, chuck them in their cinnamon sugar and into the oven for 8 minutes and eat on my sofa while watching Mary […]

Marks and Spencer Jam Doughnuts

Marks and Spencer Jam Doughnuts

We don’t spend all our time swanning around London markets and European cities in search of the best doughnuts; when I know I’m going to be meeting up with Anna, I try to find a doughnut which I can bring with me. This time it […]

St John’s Bakery, Maltby Market

St John’s Bakery, Maltby Market

I love a food market. All those different cuisines lined up in a row:  a halloumi starter, a naan wrap and then obviously some sort of doughnut.  I’d read about the doughnuts of St John’s Bakery but was happily surprised to find an entrance to the […]

Ben’s Canteen: DIY Doughnuts

Ben’s Canteen: DIY Doughnuts

Ben’s Canteen is one of my favourite local restaurants and always a reliable option for a Saturday night. Their mission is a) to create an alternative to a pub for a relaxed weekend, and b) serve up delicious (and Aussie-inspired) brunches. My Ben’s top three dishes […]

Doughnut Workshop at Bread Ahead, Borough Market

Doughnut Workshop at Bread Ahead, Borough Market

Sarah: Anna’s husband bought her a place on this workshop by one of our favourite doughnut creators, and I joined her for a pre-Christmas treat. Bread Ahead have a bakery school in Borough Market and we were a class of 16 novices there for three hours […]

Agua Na Boca at West Norwood Feast

Agua Na Boca at West Norwood Feast

Every Sunday April-December a craft-vintage-food market takes place in West Norwood. We went primarily so I could visit the jewellery stall of Crystal and Stone who make beautiful earrings, rings and necklaces. Before we hit the craft area of the market however, we stopped in […]

Bread Ahead, Seven Dials

Bread Ahead, Seven Dials

Today marked possibly my fifth visit to Bread Ahead in Seven Dials. Just a few minutes walk from Covent Garden, it used to be dangerously close to my office before I left London. It is one of my all-time favourite doughnuts, hence my return trip. […]