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Our Review

London's most adored bakery, Hummingbird in Notting Hill, have released a book, The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook filled with recipes for their most famous cakes, pies and other sweet treats.

Highly recommended by actress Gwyneth Paltrow, the book contains dozens of delicious treats, sure to sweeten up any occasion. Bake tasty Red Velvet Cupcakes, Sugar Cookies, Pecan Pie, New York Cheesecake, Green Tea Cupcakes and a Nutty Apple Loaf. There are even a selection of savory recipes, including Ham & Mushroom and Carrot & Courgette Muffins.

Treat yourself to this book and you can get the taste of London's favorite bakery in your home everyday, no matter where you are in the world.

Check out a sample project from the book, Red Velvet Cupcakes.

You can pick up a copy of the book from Ryland Peters & Small. They also have signed copies of the book available. Photos courtesy of © Ryland Peters & Small.

Publisher's Description

Tarek Malouf opened the first Hummingbird Bakery in London's fashionable Notting Hill district in 2004. This cookbook allows you to step inside this unique bakery and bring its trademark butter cream swirls, sprinkles, and layer-cake slices into your own kitchen. The Hummingbird's Cupcakes fly off the shelves faster than any other cake. Who can resist an adorable Vanilla Cupcake topped with candy-colored butter cream frosting and scattered with sprinkles? Take Cakes to the next level with some mouthwatering recipes. Red Velvet and Carrot are both favorites at the Bakery, and the Hummingbird Cake is a sweet, sticky triumph of banana and pineapple. Open Pies, pies with tops on, delicate pies and no-holds-barred pies: There's no shortage of options. Try Lemon Meringue with its mountain of golden fluffy meringue atop a rich, tangy lemon cream. You'll find favorite Pecan Pie here too. When you need a sweet fix, Brownies & Bars hit the spot. Rocky Road and Muesli Bars are always popular and make welcome additions to a packed lunch. There can't be much that beats a homemade Blueberry Muffin with your first cup of coffee in the morning. Finally, there's something childishly satisfying about a big, chewy Cookie studded with chocolate chunks--there's something here for every king of cookie fiend. *Classic bakes are back in vogue and this book provides 50 simple recipes for everyone's favorites--from Vanilla Cupcakes to Key Lime Pie. *"If you haven't tasted a Hummingbird Bakery look-too-good-to-eat cupcake, you've definitely missed out." Marie Claire