As of lately both Carol (my girlfriend) and I have been working a lot weekends. Saturday was the first in many that we had off, and planned on spending it together with not much in mind except going to the cinema later that night.
We agreed during the week, that the main focus during the day was to go into the city in order to buy new clothes for an event hosted by the company Carol works for.
On this particular day things just played out without any prior plans and we went along without giving a second thought, we came, we saw, we ate and we had fun!!
It all started as a result of not wanting to get out of bed in time for the gym so we decided to make the most of the morning and go for breakfast at Gourmet Food Parlor in Malahide.
Cinnamon sugar (left) Salted Caramel & Pistachio (right)
Wondering around town for about and hour in need of a coffee when the smell hit our noses.
Established back in the 70’s The Rolling Donut is located in a small kiosk on O Connell street.
Traditionally their ring donuts are served in paper bags either plain, coated with sugar or dunked in melted chocolate.
It is only until recently that they have opened a store 5 minutes away on bachelor’s walk.
In this store the standard of deep fried sugar dough is on a different level compared to the little kiosk and a totally different mouth watering experience.
Donuts are neatly assembled in batches and displayed in the front window that catch the eye as the smell of these fantastic creations draw you in closer.
The dounuts are bigger than the original store, plus they have a wide range of different flavours to choose from.
There are also a few seats inside and an espresso machine serving very finest Coffee Culture has to offer.
Not being able to settle on any particular flavour I narrowed them down to a cinnamon sugar and a salted caramel & pistachio while Carol opted for chocolate.
Plain yogurt, hot kinder bueno & berries (left) Chocolate yogurt, hot kinder bueno & flaked chocolate (right)
The adventure continued as our journey took the two of us across the city in the direction of MOOCH. Located on Dawson Street this frozen yogurt cafe is our little go to when visiting that side of town anyway so calling in for froyo was bound to happen.
Order from the menu or create your own small, medium or large tub. My choice of course was the chocolate on chocolate on chocolate!!… Chocolate yogurt and Hot kinder bueno…medium size only… keeping room for the cinema that night.
Arriving home from the city early that evening we had over an hour until the cinema started. Plenty of time for tea and cake!!
I made these chocolate and peanut cups for our date because I love how they taste when mixed in with the salty buttered popcorn but couldn’t resist having one beforehand.
The original recipe is NOT my own. Inspiration taken from ‘Natural Born Feeder’ which can be found in the next blog post (FFCreations #7)
To be continued…