Thursday, 4 September 2014

Bageriet – Swedish bakery in London

Every lunchtime I can never decide what to eat. I try to bring my own lunch in, but some days I just haven't had the time or been organised enough. Today I was craving fresh bread. Thinking about where to get really fresh bread in central London can be tricky, and I don't mean Tesco's 'fresh' bread. I mean proper artisan-style bread. I remembered this little Swedish bakery near my work in Covent Garden and decided to give it a go. 

I chose the white 'bloomer' bread, I don't know what it's actually called. It was £2.30, but I would have paid that for a sandwich in Pret, so it is worth it for a loaf that will last me two or three days. The only problem is that you have to spend minimum £5 on your card, typically I didn't have any cash on me, so had to look around for things to get the price up to £5. In a beautiful bakery, this is so tough... I was looking at the coffee biscuits, then at the homemade granola, then at the jams, but then, out of the corner of my eye I spotted the 'mud cake'. As a self-confessed chocoholic I was ordering a slice to take-away before you could say 'fatty'.

As I walked back to work I thought, how am I going to explain this extravagant bakery splurge?! I know, blame it on the boyfriend. "I bought it as a treat for him as he's had a bad day at work", they bought it, phew. I had the bread for my lunch with some spaghetti hoops! I know, I know, how could I do that to the artisan bread?! I already had hoops with me and I couldn't justify spending any more money!! Luckily through the sweet hoops I could still taste the bread... and... oh my word... it was one of the best breads I have ever tasted. Completely worth the money.

I kept the cake in the fridge at work and when I got home and finally opened the box I was delighted to see that they had given me two slices! No longer was this delicious, melt in the mouth delight just "for the boyfriend".

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