It’s phonoegraphy month, and what do we love to photograph with our cameraphones? Food. So why fight it? This week’s theme is “lunchtime.” Time to show us your lunchtime.
During my most recent trip to Scotland it was Mother’s Day/Mothers’ Day* (10th March here in the UK) and my sister and I took our mum out for lunch. We decided to go to a small tearoom in a small village called Brig o’ Turk, which is on the road between Callander and Aberfoyle. From the outside it is very unprepossessing, and you might even be inclined to drive right past, but we had been there before and so knew that it was excellent.
The tearoom was built in the 1920s, of wood, and has been preserved very much in its original style. The inside is lined with dark wood (walls and ceiling) and the tables and chairs are sturdy and mismatched, which adds to the charm. The owners are a lovely, welcoming Hungarian husband (the chef) and wife (everything else) and, in addition to Scottish dishes they offer there are some traditional Hungarian ones on the menu.
I decided to be adventurous and try a couple of the Hungarian dishes. First I had a Hortobagyi pancake – a thin crepe filled with minced meat, folded up with the ends tucked in and served with a creamy paprika sauce. It was delicious and went very well with my glass of red wine.
Next I had a slice of a delicious Hungarian cake, Dobos Torte. Apologies for the blurry photo – my phone obviously doesn’t take such good close up pictures as I thought! The cake was thin layers of sponge alternating with chocolate buttercream and topped with a thin layer of hard caramel/toffee which reminded me of the toffee you get on the outside of a toffee apple. To finish I had a cup of peppermint tea. I love the fact that the cups, saucers, tea pots and cake plates are all different.
Here’s a link to the website – if you are in the area I recommend a visit.
* It always used to be called Mothering Sunday and I’m not sure when, or why, it changed its name, but I wish it hadn’t because then there would be no apostrophe confusion!
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