Food · Non-Fiction

The Hummingbird Bakery: Home Sweet Home by Tarek Malouf

What is it about?

If you’re looking for a mammoth book of delicious and, at times, OTT recipes, then this is the book for you. The Hummingbird Bakery: Home Sweet Home is a compendium of baked goods, from cupcakes to pies, of the sort that could send even the most sweetly-toothed of people into a sugar coma.

Is it any good?

One of the things I like the most about this well-made recipe book is the number of images. Every single recipe has at least one picture, illustrating what the outcome of your baking exploits should look like. Not only do these pictures act as a good guide, but they are also great for the casual observer; I love to flick through recipe books like this one just to look at the sumptuous illustrations. I have attempted three of the recipes thus far – chocolate coconut cupcakes, grasshopper cupcakes, and maple and walnut streusel cake (my attempt of this is pictured above) – and they have, for the most part, turned out rather well. A book full of fun and unique recipes, this is a must-have for any mildly experienced baker looking to try something a little different.

Rating: 9/10

For fans of: The Great British Bake Off, American-style baking, a culinary challenge

This book tastes like: sugary deliciousness

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