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Saturday, October 19, 2019

French

Pain au N'duja at Caravan Fitzrovia, Great Portland Street, London is so special because Soft, mouth-warming N'duja sausage wrapped in Caravan's siganture crisp, buttery pastry, topped with a honey glaze and crispy sage leaves. The N'duja is salty, hot, and lends a spicy hit that cuts nicely through the...
Strawberries and cream cruffin at Caravan Fitzrovia, Great Portland Street, London is so special because Sweet strawberry jam and a delicate basil cream fill this gorgeous tower of pastry. Don't be put off by the idea of the basil, it's so delicate and well-balanced that it's more of a...
Classic croissant at Darby's is so special because This croissant may look burnt but I PROMISE you it's not; this cute, teardrop-shaped pastry may not have been the most symmetrical croissant I've encountered recently, but my goodness was it lovely. Soft, crisp, and flaky enough to leave a pile...
Burnt apricot Danish at Darby's is so special because Don't be put off by the word 'burnt'- besides I'd say that the term 'griddled' would be more appropriate here. A pan-marked cooked apricot sits atop sugar-adorned pastry; sweet, fruity and flakey, this is everything you want from a good...
Pump Street pain au chocolat at Darby's is so special because The BEST pastry with the BEST chocolate! An absolute treat, and maybe the best pain au choc I've had in London
Rhubarb French toast at The Dairy is so special because Super soft, custardy French toast with a crunchy sugar crust, served with sweet rhubarb and a dainty quenelle of creme fraiche. Topped with thin slivers of candied peel and grapefruit-mint, this is just right for a 'breakfast dessert'!
Raspberry custard Danish at Miel Bakery is so special because Shatteringly crisp, sugar-doused pastry topped with a lusciously thick crown of golden custard. The tang of the fresh raspberries nicely balances out the richness of the custard and the pastry.
Miso coffee caramel Kouign amann at Darby's is so special because Eating the unassuming little lump of perfectly laminated pastry was nigh on a spiritual experience. Perfectly balanced flavours (just the merest hint of coffee!) and a soft centered, crisp shelled pastry. Perfection!
Kouign amann at Rye By The Water is so special because A perfect little nugget of laminated pastry coated in a crisp layer of dark caramel. Viennoiserie doesn't get more decadent than this!
Croissant at Rye By The Water is so special because Perfectly formed layers pull apart to reveal silky a soft, buttery interior. Shatteringly crisp with a gorgeously caramelised underside, please don't dunk this croissant- just enjoy it in all its golden, crunchy glory!