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Named after an Arctic Monkeys song, Tom Brown’s restaurant Cornerstone in Hackney Wick offers fabulous small plates/ tapas style food. On our recent visit, each stunning dish is a smash hit. This large airy space, situated down a quiet side street is home to Brown’s […]
DoppleGanger in Cambridge city centre has recently opened its doors, offering fantastic plant based burgers; this is super satisfying food which as a meat eater, I would choose time and time again.
This is a cool set up and even ordering reflects this. Order and customise your burgers (if you choose) using the touch screen, then pay, take your seat, and watch it being made in the open plan kitchen.
The Dopple Burger:
I opted for the Dopple burger and boy was this enormous! A dopplepatti (crunchy and tasty) served with homemade ranch sauce, balsamic glazed portobello mushrooms, onion relish, tomato, and heaps of crunchy lettuce, all expertly fitting into a vegan broiche bun. I had to get my knife and fork involved as it was so tall (much to Jon’s disappointment)!
The BBK Burger:
Jon goes for the bbk burger which he loves. A crunchy dopplepatti, zingy lime slaw, miso and lime mayo, pulled jack fruit in Korean BBQ sauce, served with cucumber and pear in chilli and garlic, again all expertly towered into a brioche bun. Jon is a huge burger fan (usually meat) and this didn’t disappoint.
We shared some of the super crunchy airfried fries- I love this healthier option and finish my burger and chips feeling full but refreshingly clean.
Doppleganger Cambridge Review:
This is a great option for vegan and non-vegan diners. The food is so flavoursome and filling and the staff friendly and relaxed. DoppleGanger have a range of inventive burgers and we are already planning our next visit to try them out. A super addition to the Cambridge food scene.
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Unassumingly tucked away, roadside near Caxton, there it is- the funky No 77 Restaurant offering super-tasty Thai food in Cambridgeshire. This wasn’t my first visit, I have been a number of times including visits to the pop-up events at the beginning of held annually which […]
Searching for a change from toast and cereal? This healthy breakfast banana bread recipe is super-easy, tasty, and filling. Also delicious served as an anytime cake. The pictured cake contains dates and walnuts.
You will need:
- 3 ripe bananas
- 3 large eggs
- 75ml sunflower oil
- 250g self raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 4 tbsp soft brown sugar
- 40g of raisins, walnuts or dates (or a combination of these totalling 40g)
- 1/2 tsp each of ground cardamon and cinnamon
- 1 tbsp mixed spice
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- a pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 180* Celsius or gas mark 4. Grease or line a 2lb loaf tin.
- Mash the bananas until they are smooth. Add the eggs gradually, then the spices, oil and vanilla until combined.
- In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, baking powder) then combine with the banana mixture.
- Add the raisins, dates or walnuts and mix until completely combined.
- Pour the mixture into the loaf time, spread evenly and bake on the middle shelf for about 35-40 minutes, this could be slightly longer so check until a skewer comes out clean.
- Allow to cool in the tin for a while, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
I love to heat this in the toaster then enjoy with chocolate spread! Enjoy plain, with butter or with a topping of your choice, warm or cold.
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If you are searching for yoga classes in Cambridgeshire RNG Yoga is really hard to beat. After an injury, I thought my yoga days were sadly over but this class got me back (no pun intended) in the game of yoga and made a huge […]
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There is something extremely luxurious about catching up over an afternoon tea: the sense of endless time and food I think. My favourite places for afternoon tea in Cambridgeshire are collected here. One of the featured being the food of the home-cooked, locally produced Willingham Auctions Cafe.
Based north of Cambridge in the village of Willingham, this cafe is a great coupled with a wander through the auction rooms. This visit, we opted for the afternoon tea- one traditional and one savoury.
Savoury Afternoon Tea:
We start with the sandwiches, though its hard to resist the varying tasty savoury bakes. These bakes include a delicious slice of cheesy quiche, a sausage and pickle roll, a wedge of brie, a scotch egg and freshly baked cheese scones. All served with homemade pickles.
The Traditional Afternoon Tea:
Next to the cakes. A range of home-baked treats here including a cream meringue, blueberry and lemon drizzle cake, chocolate brownie and our favourite the Biscotti cake. Fresh fruit is arranged around the cake and offers balance to the indulgence I like to think!
After more chatting and resting time we move on to the scones. These fruit and cinnamon scones are really delicious and force us to eat through the fullness, determined not to waste a bit. I should add here that we were offered a doggy bag to take leftovers home but were clearly enjoying ourselves too much.
All of this washed down with copious amounts of tea; peppermint for both of us this time. It’s worth noting here that the loo is outside but we found that this offered us the chance for a stretch and some fresh air between stages.
This is a very generous and relaxed experience. The cafe is dog friendly too so inclusive for our furry family. Great service and a great place to catch up and over indulge- we will be back!
Willingham Auctions Cafe invited us to review their afternoon tea, but as ever, all opinions expressed are my own.
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