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Life is Sweet by Tarek Malouf

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In the cold grey month of February, the Hummingbird Bakery brings warmth and spice with Tarek Malouf’s new book Life is Sweet. 100 recipes, American favourites and some new takes on Hummingbird’s own classics, a range of supreme comfort food from pancakes to brownies to cakes and pie, plenty of treats to banish the winter blues.

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Life is Sweet by Tarek Malouf

The brilliant new book from Britain's favourite bakery - packed with recipes for extra-special treats and surprises. Delving into the wonderful world of American home-baking, this is a brilliant new collection of recipes from the Hummingbird Bakery. It includes everything from classics you know and love, Buttermilk Pancakes, Shaker Lemon Pie, tunnel of fudge cake, to those you'll love discovering, an indulgent Lady Baltimore cake, sticky Molasses Pecan Crumb Cake, and a chocolate cake with a twist. There are home-made versions of all-American favourites - Vanilla and Chocolate Cookies, Peanut Butter Ice-cream, Toasted Marshmallow Cupcakes - as well as new takes on Hummingbird classics, such as Red Velvet Brownies and Black Bottom Pancakes. With 100 brand new recipes there's something for every baking occasion: from quick pancakes and cookies, to indulgent puddings and ice creams, to show-stopping layer cakes.

About the Author

Tarek Malouf was born in London and studied at London and Los Angeles universities, where he discovered American desserts. After working for ABC News in the UK and enjoying American desserts on trips to the USA, he decided to set up The Hummingbird Bakery on Portobello Road. The Bakery's home-cooked cupcakes, pies, brownies and other high-quality American desserts were a huge success and the Bakery now has branches in South Kensington, Islington and Soho plus a mobile bakery that tours festivals and events around the UK. Visit the website at

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Book Info

Publication date

26th February 2015


Tarek Malouf

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Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


256 pages


Cookery, Food and Drink
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Cakes, baking, icing & sugarcraft



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