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world's most excellent cream puff!


It's official, you can't beat this cream puff. It's from the Carmelli Bakery in Golders Green. Stuart and I took it to Hampstead Heath and had a picnic on the lawn of Kenwood House. Which was a little silly, because we'd already stuffed ourselves earlier in the day at a friends' house, but we couldn't resist stopping by the bakery to sample.




(Before and after cream puff)

We'd been talking for ages about visiting Golders Green in north London to see its long established Jewish community, but we finally decided to go on the invitation of the writer Miriam Halahmy (whom I met over breakfasts at our hotel in Bologna this spring) and her husband, Rafy. They gave us a fabulous tour and a big brunch back at their house.











And it is totally insane, how many people are still adding to the Teenage Portrait Challenge! It's hit 150 entries and davario must have a full-time job just keeping up with it. Edit: It's almost 400 entries now!

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joedecie
May. 4th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
That cake looks too good. It's making me hungry (and I'm full)
jabberworks
May. 4th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
I know, I was stuffed already when we bought it! However one can always make room for such things... ;-)
nedroidcomics
May. 4th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
I want that cream puff.

I need that cream puff.
jabberworks
May. 6th, 2008 06:54 am (UTC)
It really IS one of those kinds of cream puffs.
davario
May. 4th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
haha, i love those before and after pics! and it comes in its own lil' box!!!

oh man part of me almost wants teen meme to stop because it IS so crazy, but i am so glad people out there are drawin!!!
jabberworks
May. 6th, 2008 06:53 am (UTC)
I can't believe it's hitting 200! Man... 8-D
knitfish
May. 5th, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)
Uh oh! *droolll* That cream puff looks way too good! I have a MAJOR weakness for these little cream filled treats. Now I'm going to be thinking about them all night, thanks.

~Nessa
jabberworks
May. 6th, 2008 06:54 am (UTC)
Ha ha... sorry about that!
candygourlay
May. 5th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
that cream puff looks lethal! nice photos - what did you learn about golders green?
jabberworks
May. 6th, 2008 07:00 am (UTC)
Thanks, I hadn't been to Golders Green before, so everything was totally new. Miriam and Rafy told us some of the histories of the buildings, showed us the different signs of the different kosher boards in the shop windows, and took us into a few bookshops. I was amazed how many good looking cafes they have there, and most of them kosher. We didn't go into any synogogues, but they pointed out a couple that I never even would have known were synogogues unless they'd said so.
(Anonymous)
May. 21st, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC)
Golders Green
Hi Sara, Just got round to viewing this : great pictures especially of the back corners of Golders Green.The cream cake is one of my favourites, I hate to admit! We had a really great day and Rafy says Hi! Miriam Halahmy
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