Yesterday we went exploring south of the Tyne, eventually making our way down to Temple Sowerby, but on the way we stopped off for a morning coffee at the Whitefield Village Pantry. This is run by my friend Dave, and having heard all about it from his partner Ed, I wanted to see what it was like for real.
As I may be accused of being biased in my comments I will let those of Pauline my wife who has never met Dave before be recorded. Along with her coffee, she had a lovely looking flapjack, which I was hoping to have a small bite of (as still on diet), but while Dave was explaining his plans for their garden, the flapjack all vanished with the comment “That was the Best Flapjack I've ever tasted”. She then went on and asked Dave the secret of the recipe, but I will not reveal that here – If you want to find that out you will just have to go to Whitfield yourself and try one. Who knows Dave may tell you, though I know he is very keen on winning the local cake competitions, so he may not be that forthcoming.
It was a shame really that we were not there a bit later as the lunch offerings looked really tasty as well, (not the usual boring fayre) especially as a new lovely looking cake was just coming out the oven as we were leaving. We wish them all the best for the future, and will label them as a “Good Choice Foods” establishment – more on this to come.
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