Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Harrods is London's most famous department store. It's been famous for years, not only for it's beautiful and luxurious products, but also because of it's most current owner, Mohamed Al-Fayed, whose late son, Dodi Al-Fayed dated Princess Diana.
Unfortunately, the beautiful facade of Harrods is under construction, so I couldn't take a nice photo, but lets be honest, I didn't go to Harrods to marvel at the beauty outside, I went to marvel at the gorgeous food hall inside!
Harrods boasts multiple restaurants, and a wonderful food hall, with all types of cuisine from around the world.
If you visit Harrods, take a while to walk around Knightsbridge, the area of London where Harrods is located. Knightsbridge is one of London's most expensive areas. Don't forget to stop by Harvey Nicols, which was one of Princess Diana's most favorite places to shop.
I took lots of photos, but unfortunately the light was not amazing, and everything was behind a glass case, but I did the best I could!
Lets start out with baked goods!
Hot Cross Buns
Cakes and desserts
Traditional British Pies
Food from around the world including Lebanese..
And of course, Easter candy...
Some as tall as me!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
My friend Sarah Phillips runs the baking website Baking 911. Baking 911 is one of the top baking websites on the internet. Sarah is a baking whiz, and uses her expertise to help out others with their baking problems and mishaps. She also has some excellent baking recipes.
Today we tested a marble cake recipe. Sarah tries many recipes, then spends time improving them. You can see some of the marble cake photos in this blog post.