Teatime with Toast&

I was recently invited to experience an Afternoon Tea with Toast&, a baking brand by Doreen Balogun.

Mr WFD and I were welcomed warmly at this pop-up style afternoon tea event and were keen to try all the fabulous treats on offer. I first discovered Toast& at a small business event in the summer organised by The 2Inspire Network. There was an ample supply of sweet treats, sandwiches and tea, lots and lots of tea.

Here’s what was on the menu:

  • pistachio and dark chocolate shortbread
  • sun-dried tomato and cheddar shortbread
  • basil and olive scones served with tomato pesto
  • raspberry cream sponge
  • blackberry jam Victoria sponge
  • salmon and dill sandwiches
  • beef, cheddar, red onion chutney and rocket sandwiches
  • elderflower, mint and lime fizz
  • lemon,earl grey and poppy seed slices

My favourite had to be the basil & olive scones, the savoury treat was delectable. The cakes were of course delightful, in particular the lemon, earl grey and poppy seed slice.

Toast& Teatime

Toast& Teatime

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Toast& Teatime

Toast& offers a range of homemade sandwiches, scones toast& more, support a new and growing business and get in touch whenever you next need some baked goodies for your special occasion.



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Parma Ham Delights At Terroni

On November 17th 2014, fabulous foodie Toks Aruoture found fun at Terroni celebrating their Parma Ham Certification. This certification denotes the authenticity of their ham as being produced in Parma, Northern Italy.  Read about her experience and head down to Terroni to find authentic Italian food soon.

The company was established 137 years ago, by Mr Luigi Terroni, a first generation Italian who emigrated to England. It was based in the then Italian quarters, now known as Clerkenwell. The business thrived, changed hands, closed for four years and returned back to the Annessa family who now run it. It now serves the UK as the premier supplier of real Italian parma ham. Besides supplying delicatessens across the country Terroni is also a walk-in deli/ coffee house open to the public.


Chef Aldo Zilli

There is no mistaking the lively Italian culture once you step into this family deli. Black and white pictures dotted around the store tells of its rich history spanning generations. We were given a passionate speech about the store’s rich heritage, and celebrity Chef Aldo Zilli shared some humourous words before unveiling the Anniversary Crown Parma Ham Slicer. The Parma ham was rich, succulent and tasty and we had the opportunity to sample it in a variety of wonderful combinations- with mango, melon, apple, the works. The prosciutto was quite simply to die for, practically melting in your mouth like butter, and wine was plentiful and of excellent quality.

Toks (left) with Chef Aldo Zilli and Helen (right)

Toks (left) with Chef Aldo Zilli and Helen (right)

Stop by for a coffee and some Italian canapes in this world-famous deli.

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