sparkly russian doll corsage & the perfect chocolate chip cookie from Baker & Spice..
Lil luxury's come in small packages.. a gold sequined gift from Kenzo. Its a russian doll corsage a little bit of sparkle to cheer up my old denim jacket and the chocolate chip cookies. I used to bake.. ALOT, it was an ascent into the delights of choc chip cookies, brown sugar, icing sugar and cake cases that needed slowing down. Maybe I slammed on the brakes a little hard other than the odd cupcake and a summer fruit cheese cake I haven't baked, baked in years. I'd like to though so I'm on the lookout for lesson. I popped into my local Baker & Spice in Maida Vale and while I waiting in line to buy my favourite 'perfect' chocolate chip cookie I had an idea. I went through a phase where I sampled near enough everything on the menu at the restaurant in Queens Park. There you can sit down next to someone you don't know at a large oak table kitchen table and eat cakes! These guys have a quality selection of cakes, breads and pastries so I was sure they'd have baking classes right?? I asked the assistant and actually they don't, an idea for the suggestion box maybe!? Interesting fact that he did share the Baker & Spice has recently been acquired I think by Patisserie Valerie?