I apologise for the radio silence that has marked this blog for the past two weeks. Much of my time has been occupied by several projects at work, campaigns and advertorials, mostly. There have also been a few family events that have not really been the happiest, but I’m still up and running and working and, of course, eating. (I know I’m screwed big time when I don’t have an appetite!)
A recent Saturday solo jaunt pretty much turned into a bakery run when I sauntered into Tous les Jours and began scoping out new things to nosh. Of late, I’ve been eating some fairly sketchy breakfasts because of the bloody traffic on the way to work. That said, portable options like sandwiches, rolls, and buns score high with me and I’ve been keeping an eagle-eye out for new things I can happily scarf down with a quick cup of coffee or nosh on the bus ride to work.
Tous les Jours’ pumpkin muffin is one such treat. This properly stodgy and brightly orange-coloured muffin – actually more like an incredibly dense, massive cupcake – is studded throughout with bits and bobs of candied pumpkin. The effect is that of slightly crisp bits of lightly sweet, melon-y pumpkin against the sweet, buttery, moist density of the rest of the muffin. Delicious enough on its own, but even better when eaten with some cream cheese and a cup of coffee.
I also got an almond kouign amann and a black rice bun with black sesame cream cheese. I haven’t nibbled on the former, but the latter – with its faintly nutty savour and creamy, cheesecake-sweet innards – made for another smashing breakfast with an iced vanilla latte.
So, what do you eat for breakfast when you need to rush? Or do you skip eating altogether and just gulp down your coffee?