If you’ve been reading the blog for a while you know about my infatuation with England. My 2 trips to there are testimony to that. Though my sister gets the honor of being stopped in airpots asking if she has any relation to Kate Middleton, I like to remind her that Kate is not a princess. She’s still just a Duchess. Though when Pippa (Kate’s little sister) released her book based on food and entertaining, I thought maybe we really are leading parreal lives with the Middletons. Oh how I wish that were true. Wouldn’t that mean I end up with Harry?
That whole rant on the Royal Family is to say: sticky toffee pudding is a classic British dessert. I had it several times when I was in England, and the moist cake with a great carmen sauce is divine. This turned out pretty darn good if I do say so. Though I probably would have enjoyed it better with a view of Big Ben, or possibly tucked in a small cafe in Oxford.
Also, I have to admit, this recipe is tweaked from “Kate’s favorite sticky toffee pudding recipe”
Here are a few of the things that give beauty to my everyday life:
My avocado plant that I started from a seed nearly 3 years ago + some store bought flowers that got a wild makeover from a few roadside weeds.
My littlest brother mid-nap. (Some photos of him at 24 hours old)
Some broken sunglasses from Paris that now grace my bookshelf (Ruhlman’s Twenty and Sprouted Kitchen shown) . Currently reading Les Miserables.
Some British & foodie links:
Loving the blog: a la mode
Another lovely photog blog
The Queen & Kate on the Tube in London
honey & jam, a wonderful food blog
Of course, Pippa Middleton’s book
A whole food and vegetarian blog, Cookie + Kate
The Mayflower Pub is where I had my last British Sticky Toffee Pudding.
Love this blog name: The Crepes of Wrath (!)
A guide to dim sum