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The Hummingbird Bakery

“If you buy your dairy at the supermarket, the butter aisle can seem a baffling place. However, the margarine-versus-butter debate is quite straightforward if you are a baker: no quality cake is ever made with anything less than honest, quality-made butter.”

A great meal starts with great ingredients.  And Hummingbird Bakery makes it clear they are committed to creating superb cakes, cheesecakes, whoopie pies, brownies, and cupcakes for a discerning audience. (though i doubt they can rival Kaitlynn Reichert’s cheesecakes in Brunswick, MO)

There are even cookbooks you can buy if you want try you hand at recreating their lovelies at home.  However, i have seen a few of them posted online by other people.  For example, the frosted brownie i enjoyed, here’s the recipe, but I’m not home to try it yet.

Three convenient locations, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall, and Citywalk Dubai as well as delivery and custom care.

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Individual treats generally priced between 13 and 18 dirhams (AED) which translates to about $3.50 to $4.90. My frosted brownie was 15 dirhams.
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Scrumptious desserts delightfully packaged!

 

 

Sweden

Fairly early we left our fine Airbnb accommodation in Copenhagen for the train station located near Tivoli Gardens. We took the SJ200 Tilting train through Malmo.  Awesome – 125 mph and very posh even at our cheap rate.  AFter 5 hours 15 minutes we arrived in Stockholm and walked from the train station to Lady Hamilton hotel in Gamla Stan (Old Town) of Stockholm.  What a beautiful city is the old part of Stockholm.

Since there was a long line for currency exchange at the train station, we went on – ran a bit tight.  But everywhere accepts Visa anyway, but it’s nice to have a bit of cash for small purchases.  Saw an ad for a recital at the Royal Opera House, tried to get tickets, but it was already sold out for that evening.  No more scheduled for while we were in town.

Took a canal boat tour this afternoon followed by a guided walking tour of Gamla Stan later.  Ending the lovely evening by enjoying coffee and sweet at the oldest bakery in Stockholm.

Stockholm Bakery

 

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Coastline of Stockholm (Gamla Stan)

Next day we hop on the public ferry to the Vasa Museum – boy had it changed since i visited 36 years ago!

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