It’s been so long since I last splurged on a big box of food from an online seller and this is the first time I have bought so much from outside the country. Yes, this box of goodies from just over the channel from the good people of BienManger.
Well, not quite from them because that £15 delivery charge is a killer but I think this was £70 well spent as I am going to get a lot of fun out of everything in this box. Thankfully, nearly all of these have a good long sell-by date so I don’t feel the need to rush through each of the 10 food items that arrived in my very battered box.
I say nearly all of these…
I really should be dipping these into a cup of tea and contemplating my life a la Proust, but I just ended up eating my first one with some Pepsi Max and an episode of The Great British Bake Off. Because I’m classy.
Amazingly this pack of madeleines survived their trip to the UK with just some of the corners nicked off. Despite the superficial damage I have always found the scalloped shape of these little cakes to be as comforting as their taste. The lightness of the lemon flavour within the centre of the cake contrasts well with the more burnt caramel of the cake’s edge. Whilst I have not indulged in dipping this in a cup of tea (as the only tea I own is mint tea) I can see how this would work beautifully as a dipping cake.