A Birmingham pub is taking Easter to another level this year by offering a Creme Egg Yorkshire pudding. The dessert - which sounds so wrong, but looks so right - features two chocolate sponge cakes sandwiched between white and orange fondant. It’s then decorated with creme eggs and encased in a giant Yorkshire pudding. The Half Penny Farm pub, which is famed for its giant Yorkshire puddings, introduced the seasonal Easter treat to meet growing demand for unique and unusual dishes.
Easter is almost upon us, which means it’s time to stock up on this year’s oval-shaped offerings. As store shelves start to fill up with chocolate eggs in all shapes and sizes, it’s the perfect excuse to get your chocolate fix – but why settle for ordinary? With a whole lot of weird and wonderful flavours on the market, it’s no wonder Easter egg hunters are swapping their plain milk chocolate shells for something more off-piste.
For a long time, the wine business has been heavily dominated by men, but over the years this has slowly started to change, with many women smashing the glass ceiling, and no doubt a few bottles along the way. Like any industry, this diversification has led to new ways of working, and the wines we get to enjoy today are all the better for it. Of course, that’s not to say any woman could make wines with such finesse – many of these inspirational women are highly skilled in a number of fields, juggling various careers (not to mention families) with their passion for wine.
In response, Barclaycard is trialling ‘Dine & Dash’ at high-street chain Prezzo, which enables diners to pay automatically and walk out straight after eating – bypassing the traditional bill-paying process. Nick Kerigan, managing director of future payments at Barclaycard, said: “Eating out is something we all look forward to, yet our research shows that waiting to pay is an increasing frustration. “Building on our experience in ‘invisible payments’, we wanted to create an innovative solution that removes any barriers to enjoying the meal, whilst also helping restaurants deliver great service and keep those diners coming back.