I was a three minute walk from somewhere that had bundts in their window. Just bundts. Argh! Well, off we trot. Imagine how excited I was when I got there! I was conscious of looking like some crazy northern girl taking pictures like tourism was going out of fashion. Luckily for me I was greeted by a lovely red haired lady from Stockport who was equally excited that I knew all about bundts!
There are a number of different types of bundt on offer at Cafe Royal. They have marble type cakes, mini bundts and the traditional European Yeasted Gugelhupf with rum soaked fruit. Lovely lady from Stockport told me that the head pastry chef (Simon Jenkins) makes all the cakes on site and that the yeasted bundts are his signature dish.
The drinks are pretty good too. I'd already drunk two pots of tea that morning, so I decided to go crazy and have a hot chocolate. It came in a pretty special glass! This nifty design meant that you could handle the glass without burning your hands. My husband had an Americano, which was his third of the day. I'm surprised he wasn't wired!
It would have been rude not to sample a bundt whilst I was there, so I decided on a mini lemon one. This wasn't overly sweet and was drenched in lemon syrup. It may have been small but it packed a punch! I couldn't leave without sampling one of the yeasted variety, but we were booked into the Hawksmoor in under an hour's time. There was a very real possibility I may develop gout. So... I got a piece to takeaway for the journey home.
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