On Monday I’ve been to Harrogate. If you read my blog for a while you might have noticed Bettys, because (if I’m not mistaken), every time I’ve been to Harrogate I stopped at Bettys for desserts. Only twice we were able to find a table at Bettys and I have no idea how we were so lucky. As we usually go there for work, I can’t book a table because I don’t know my schedule. But, as they have a small shop in addition to the tea rooms, we can buy some treats to take home.
Bettys was founded by a Swiss baker and confectioner. He opened his first Café Tea Rooms in Harrogate in 1919, is unknown why he chose Betty as a name for the establishment. Now there are 6 tea rooms, but they are still family-owned, handed down through the family. I’ve been only to the one in Harrogate, but I would love to visit the rest of the tea rooms too.
This delight is called Engadine Japonaise and it’s made of layers of almond meringue with almond buttercream. I had it a few times before, in December and January. They have the same texture and the same lovely taste every time, I appreciate a lot their consistency.
Beside the Engadine we also took this cute Bumble Bee and a caramel slice.
The Chocolate Ganache Bumble Bee was delicious, the chocolate wasn’t too sweet, the chocolate on top was smooth and the decorations were lovely.
The other 2 desserts are from another trip to Bettys or more precisily to Harrogate for the BBC Good Food Show. I thought I should mention them too, as they are so delicious.
Tarte au citron which was the first dessert I tried at Bettys and kept ordering it again and again.
Grand Cru Chocolate with praline and raspberries, dark and bitter with a beautiful texture.
Have you been to Bettys?