Brick Lane, E1.

A few weeks ago I went out with my parents in East London which is where I work and near to where I live. I showed them all around the area but have so many pictures that I have split the visit into a few posts. This post covers the Brick Lane section where all the restaurants are. We were there on a Saturday so there were markets and a secret sample sale (had to take all bags, coats and mobile phones to a cloakroom before being allowed in…)

Here are a few snaps from the Brick Lane part of the day, you have to go to get the full experience!


Upside Down

Let me take you on the journey through weighing to presentation of my pineapple upside down cake. It was absolutely delicious and between 4 of us we ate it in 1 day! It is really easy to make, I made it in about half an hour. It is an old classic and it reminds me of school dinners in my primary school!

You simply add brown sugar and butter to glaze the pineapples. It is so tasty when you do this!

Et Voila! Turn it over and you have an amazing desert! This is one of my favourite puddings as the sponge is thin but dense and the pineapple is coated in a sweet sugar glaze – together it is perfect!

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Camden High Street

The other day I went to ¬†Camden with my best friend. I took so many pictures that I have split the pictures up – here are all the ones from Camden High Street. As you can see, it is a fairly unique place and as we came out of the tube station we were immediately met by a group of police men doing drugs testing on everyone going to Camden… for obvious reasons!

I love looking around all the crazy shops and stalls and if you want a shopping experience with a different – go here!

We had a great day and went for the ‘safe’ option of Wagamamas for lunch…

(I took this photo on Instagram – my new favourite app since getting a lovely new iphone)

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London #2

Here are some photos of my recent travels around London.

Even though this is a really bad picture, I posted it to show you the only road in the UK where you are allowed to drive on the right, outside the Savoy Hotel!

We ended the day back in Covent Garden where we listened to a fantastic quintet busking in the lower levels of the main market building. I loved how magical it was to listen to the music and have the HUGE disco ball shining around the market.

Once in Covent Garden, please do yourself a favour and have a meal at Pacifico (if you like Mexican that is!) It was nominated as the best classic bar by CLASS magazine….this is a good thing I am told! We had an amazing meal and lovely cocktails. Be warned, their portions are HUGE and we were unable to get through even half of our meal. Luckily they let you take it home so I will look forward to that tomorrow!

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Borough Market

Today our London tour took us to Borough Market, one of my favourite markets because there are so many delicious foods to try and buy. It was raining which was a shame but as most of it is covered over, we had a good look through the different stalls.

I am a huge saucisson fan so this stand appealed to me a lot. I couldn’t resist a taste!

Meringue…….I am yet to master this but 2012 will be my year. I cannot get meringue or fudge to work…..anyone have any tips?!

My boyfriend introduced me to this very traditional Portugese sweet – called Pastel De Natas, also know as Pasteis De Belem. The original recipe is the secret of one family but over the years many bakers have tried to recreate the original. This version tasted AMAZING and we each had one. It is pastry with a custard filling, sometimes they have cinnamon or sugar on top.

Just look at these Turkish Delights…..many flavours and colours. The man let me try lots of them and I was in heaven. It is nothing like the shop bought Turkish Delight in a pink wrapper…if you know which one I mean?

Take a look at the variety of nuts this stall had…..I love just walking around and looking at the colours and textures of the foods. This stand was pretty impressive!

We had a good chat with the guy who owned this stall, the wine was delicious and I would have bought some if it wasn’t for the fact that this was the first place we went to and I would have to carry it around all day and night!

Truffle mustard…..this is just amazing! You can use it as a dressing for salad or use it to make a sauce……a good thing to have in your kitchen to impress your guests!

Look at these cute little French tins. Presumably for storing tea, they are so pretty I want one for my kitchen!

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All the pictures I talk about are taken by me.