Today’s post comes from the Urshult Hotell reception desk, where I am awaiting the arrival of our next guests. In front of me is a bowl of cakes, ready to welcome them to their new residence. These cakes are leftover from yesterday’s English Cafe event, which went down a storm.
We spent 2 days baking and preparing for our English Cafe and here is a selection of some of the cakes we baked:
I was personally responsible for the lemon and poppy seed ring cake, chocolate chip cookies, 2 batches of raspberry cheesecake brownies, and around 200 freshly baked scones. Here I am in action, mixing the scone dough with my hands. I Baked throughout the event so that customers were able to enjoy warm scones fresh from the oven.
Guests began arriving at 10:30am and the last ones left around 4:00pm. We had roughly 100 customers come through our doors and the ambiance in the hotel dining rooms was a very happy one. The charge was 85SEK for all you could eat and drink. My favourite guest quotes are:
“Your tea and scones are better than the ones at the Globe Theatre Cafe in London”
“I love your fantastic scones. So light and fluffy!”
We plan to run the cafe once a month with a different seasonal theme each time. Next month: Mother’s Day.
Hope to see you there!
PS here are some more photos from wonderful local photographer Mia.