Tuesday, 2 April 2013

An Edinburgh Easter In Pictures

The sun finally came out this weekend and although there was a distinct chill in the air, a much needed Vitamin D hit put a smile on my face and hope in my heart that at some point Edinburgh will be warm again!  The weekend seemed to fly by as usual, particularly as I had to work on both Friday and Monday *shakes fist at work* but at least it was a sunny and chocolate filled blur.

We visited Cramond on the Saturday and enjoyed walking on the sand and watching all the dogs having a good old run about.  It's such a beautiful and peaceful place to visit and amazing that it's just a 20 minute drive from town.  I can't wait to come back and walk over to Cramond Island and have an ice cream on the way back.

Easter Sunday lunch was a trip to Spoon in Southside, one of my favourite places to visit for lunch. It's an awesome vintage style cafe that has one of the best full Scottish breakfasts you can get as well as ridiculously tasty seasonal food.  The roast lamb with potato dauphinoise and savoy cabbage was the perfect choice for Easter.  There was quite a bit of cake consumed this weekend too and these very cute hot cross scones were at Mimi's Bakhouse on the Shore, purveyors of  brilliant cakes and baked treats.  I managed to squeeze in a visit to Casa Angelina, a newly opened vintage tea room and patisserie on London Street as well.  This was a top tip from my pal Alison, Edinburgh's foremost cake authority and it really is worth going, their cakes are to die for.  I had a rather delicious banana and caramel cake and look forward to visiting again - not only do their afternoon teas look gorgeous and you get to play dress up from a chest of vintage hats and clothes, it sounds pretty perfect to me. Hey, Casa Angelina - I know we've only just met but it might just be love!
An weekend of feasting wouldn't be complete without chocolate and the creme egg rules supreme at Easter.  This dreamy chocolate creme egg cake was found at The Haven and I very nearly dove in head first.  These creme egg cupcakes I spied in Mimi's were pretty special too but you can't beat the pure and simple pleasure of a creme egg au naturale - with plenty left over to ease myself back into the working week. Bliss!


  1. I want to put my face in that cake. SCRUMDIDDLIES!