The five best things I ate this week

Things that made me go 'mmm'

by Adrienne Wyper

In no order whatsoever...


I'm over cupcakes; they're top-heavy. But a teatime treat like this Spring Flowers Fondant Fancy (£13.50 for a box of nine, from is quite another matter. I've taken afternoon tea in the famous tearooms in Harrogate (luckily there wasn't a massive queue - such is the place's renown) but we're not all within easy reach of Yorkshire, so Betty's will bring its home-baked goodies to you. My Fondant Fancy was moist, light and buttery, with a generous layer of jam and buttercream in the middle, topped off with icing and a little sugar spring flower. Last orders for Easter for UK delivery are March 26.


Like lots of my best recipes, I got this from my mum. And as with many, many great recipes, there are infinite variations: here's Country Living's lemon baked potatoes recipe. Basically, you cook potatoes long and slow in the oven with lots of garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and water. The result is squidgily melting and tangy - excellent for bitingly cold days...


The name comes from the Spanish 'brindis' to toast, and that's what you'll feel like doing when you eat there (preferably with a glass of their Albariño white wine from Galicia: Pazo Señorans). It's properly authentically Spanish. I've been going since it opened its first branch at Borough Market almost 10 years ago. Among my favourites are the Monte Enebro cheese deep fried and drizzled with honey, and espinaca catalana, spinach with pine nuts and raisins. My omnivorous other half raves about the croquetas and the Ibérico Bellota ham, from acorn-fed pigs. Service is friendly and no-fuss.


When one of these landed on my desk yesterday, I was a happy bunny. They're just the right size for an afternon chocolate fix, and the filling is like a soft, smooth version of the Malteser's crisp centre. And I like the fact that they're not available all year round. I like a bit of seasonal eating! Available in newsagents, supermarkets, garages...


Don't ask me why I haven't drunk this for so long. It's sweet and a jolly bright orange colour, which comes from its beta-carotene, which is a source of vitamin A, and its B complex content. I feel better just writing about it! Don't drink too much, though, or you could develop carotenoderma, where your skin turns orange and you look like you've overdone the fake tan...

Love afternoon tea? See our 10 best places for tea by the sea

Love Spanish food? See all of our Spanish recipes

Love chocolate at Easter? See all of our Easter chocolate recipes

The five best things I ate last week

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Carla  Griscti

Carla Griscti

Editorial assistant on allaboutyou; Music lover, travel bee and food fanatic.

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Emma Marsden

Emma Marsden

Food consultant of All About You, loves creating something out of nothing and decluttering.

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Bernadette  Fallon

Bernadette Fallon

Editor of All About You; an online journalist with a fetish for glossy magazines.

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Adrienne  Wyper

Adrienne Wyper

Deputy editor of All About You. I love cycling, cooking and creating

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Carol  Muskoron

Carol Muskoron

Associate editor of All About You, loves life (mostly) and one-pan recipes (always).

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