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THE MAST BROTHERS – CHOCOLATE MAKERS, BROOKLYN

Mymonkfish feels very fortunate to have found these boys so now we’re going to share it with you…very cool, very Brooklyn, a pair of bearded hipsters making something we all love….chocolate.

The Mast Brothers from The Scout on Vimeo.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy some quality documentary film making….and perhaps contemplate booking that flight to NYC to get your hands on some really excellent artisan chocolate. The Mast Brothers rock.

my lovely friend is in nyc….magnolia cupcake anyone?

My lovely friend Di is in NYC as we speak, hrumph, am extremely jealous…..I can smell the Magnolia Bakery from here….she has, of course, sent me the inevitable top of the rockerfeller photo, text me several (hundred) times telling me what cocktail she is drinking, what food she is eating, what cakes she has spied (hrumph, even more jealous…..)!

However, happy with my lot (well, ok, Edinburgh vs NYC?! on a sunny day like today Edinburgh rules!) I’m perched on a stool in my kitchen posting this blog and dreaming what I can rustle up for tea (a trip to Manna Bakery earlier today was inspiration enough, bring on the baking!). Despite being in DIY hell….(Mr Predictable is currently destroying the living room with a chain saw…..mmmm)…I’m still thinking about food…some things never change!   8)

Marvellous Magnolia strikes again…

Talk about Pavlov’s dog…I’m dribbling just looking at these little beauties! A friend of mine was in NYC last week and I asked her to par-take in a few Magnolia Bakery cupcakes and take some photos (all for the sake of baking journalism you understand)…she didn’t fail her mission and here are the results.  Unfortunately she ‘forgot’ to bring some back for me…some friend that is bloggers!

Two little things of beauty!

Two little things of beauty!

Just in case I was in any doubt she didn’t manage to eat the lot she was kind enough to take these photos too…you go girl!

Going....going.....

Going....going.....

GONE!!

GONE!!

Marvellous Magnolia, I’m coming to visit you soon 😉

lemon meringue pie…what a classic

Almost bedtime but had to post this before hitting my scratcher….for all you retro pud fans out there here’s an individual lemon meringue pie to drool over…

the pie!

the pie!

Purchased in Whole Foods in london (very down with the kids and ‘accessible’ in NYC, a bit posh-class in london, anyway…)… it was up there in the lemon meringue pie top ten but still not as good as my mum used to make in the 80’s….must ask her to whisk one up next time i see her (not for me mind you, it’s G that raves on about them). And here’s a photo of said pie entering his mouth for consumption….let the dribbles commence, goodnight 🙂

a lovely lemon meringue pie

Magnolia Bakery cupcakes, NYC June 2008

Calling all cupcake/SATC fans…a dream come true…cupcakes from THE magnolia bakery in NYC…they bake all night and we joined the queue on Bleecker Street at 11pm, fact cupcakes fans….yes, they really do queue all night long for these mouthfuls of cupcake joy…needless to say they were devoured in 10 seconds flat…well worth the wait! SJP would have been sooo proud…in fact, this trip to NYC resulted in a fair few cupcake feasts…the red velvets at Dean & Deluca are worth a mention too!

Magnolia Bakery cupcakes

Magnolia Bakery cupcakes