No baking this week folks as I've been working away from home. I am working in a lovely place called Harrogate which is in North Yorkshire. It is about 1 1 /2 hours away from Manchester so I've been staying there during the week. Have been missing Mr G like mad but luckily I have Betty's to keep me going! Betty's is a lovely tea room and there are branches all over Yorkshire but the first one opened in Harrogate in 1919.
They also have a shop selling a wide variety of breads, cakes and chocolates.
Including these macarons in Chocolate, Lemon, Pistachio and Raspberry.
They have a good range of pattiserie such as their famous puff pastry cream hearts...
....and the fabulous Engadine Torte which is a Swiss specialty with hazelnuts and meringue. Definitely my favourite.
They also do a Yorkshire Curd Tart which is a little bit like a dense cheesecake with raisins.
I also managed to explore Harrogate's only Cupcakery...
Cupcakes by Charley!
They have a good selection of cupcakes and also sell whoopie pies.
Alas, there were no peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes.
The cake was really rich and decadent.