Monday, 26 January 2015

A Pud Crawl

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, Tamper, 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!


Knitwitsowls said...

This is the best idea I've heard in a long time! I feel like me and my mum and sister would enjoy a pud crawl!

Twiggy said...

What a fantastic idea, looks great
Twiggy x

Jan said...

We live about half an hours drive from the 'Pudding Club Pub'. We've never been (largely because I really don't enjoy sweet things) but I believe it's a great night out. If there was a 'cheese' version I'd be first in the queue! Jx

ChrisJ said...

Oh! Scones and cream. I'm green with envy!!!

Young at Heart said...

Outrageous behaviour..... I swear I could smell the chocolate in that brioche pudding!!x

John Going Gently said...

We are up on the 20th March
I need to see this lace x

Lisa said...

Those scones look as big as my head!
I like your outfit, lovely colours.
The cakes sound wonderful, what a fab idea.
Lisa x

Rosie said...

What a super idea - perhaps you could do a savoury one too one day? All the cakes look wonderful and at least having a doggy bag you could save some for later:)

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Absolutely brilliant idea and you all look so happy! Suzy xo

Linda P said...

Looks like you had a great day. What a good idea to enjoy a sweet treat then walk to the next venue! I wish I'd known about it as I would have joined you for at least some of the day especially as I've never been to any of those venues. I usually meet a friend in The Blue Moon, which one of my favourite places in Sheffield city centre for a drink and a cake or savoury.

Mac n' Janet said...

What an incredible idea, I love it.

Little Blue Mouse said...

As someone who could very easily pass on the main course and go straight to the pudding, I think this is a fantastic idea!

Angel Jem said...

Much better than a pub crawl; I think I have a few friends who would go for this! It looks like a really good day x

topchelseagirl said...

Great idea and those scones look amazing! x