On Saturday, hubby and I partook in our very first Pud Crawl - yes, you read right, not Pub, PUD! A friend of ours had organised this and we thought it was a splendid idea. We started at 11.15am and visited 4 of Sheffield's best independent cafe's and sampled huge portions of cake at each!! Don't you think that is a splendid concept?
The cafe's we visited were Eten
, The Harland
and Amici and Bici
(Click on name to visit their websites)
We started big! Huge great scones with clotted cream and jam. They were yummy and filling and I wondered how I was going to last the full day!!
There were 13 of us in our party, and the tables had been booked in advance so that the owners knew we were coming. I knew 4 of our party, but by the end of the day, I had made another 9 great new friends.
At Tamper, we had a great little room all to ourselves. The conversation was lively and the cakes were going down well. At Tamper we were treated to Raspberry and Passion Fruit Friends. These went down very well with the superb coffee.
We had a longer walk to the Harland Cafe - so we got exercise too!
Here, we were treated to Warm Chocolate Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding. I was feeling pretty stuffed at this point, but this pudding was so light!
We also bumped into a celebrity! John McClure lead singer with Reverand and the Makers had popped in for takeaway cake and coffee. He was very interested in our tour!
We had an even longer walk to our last stop - Amici and Bici ( a cyclist friendly cafe). I'm afraid at this stage I was beaten, however I was provided with a doggy bag. Here we were treated to not one, but two huge homemade cakes. Vegen Chocolate Oreo cake and Apple and Caramel cake.
We were given a score card and feedback form to fill in. I gave each cake 10 out of 10! The only improvement I could think of was at the half way point I was craving a sliver of sausage roll - I needed something savoury.
We had amazing fun and I couldn't eat another thing all day, so I reckon my calorific intake wasn't much more than any other day (or am I just fooling myself!). It was a great way to spend a Saturday and I hope we manage to make it to the next one. I've added Missie Cindz blog to my blog roll at the bottom - give her a visit. She'll make you hungry though!