I've been luck enough to receive lots of cookery books for Christmas and birthdays. Good cook books are obviously great, an asset to your culinary shelf, but it can be quite difficult to judge a book by its cover. So I'm going to start reviewing the volumes in my bookcase. A foodie book club, maybe.
This week, we turn the cover on The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook. Stars of the cake scene in London, hype about this cute little bakery has reached fever pitch. But do their recipes live up to their reputation?
The Book: a nice collection of baking recipes, both sweet and savoury interspersed with sumptuous glossy photos.
Positives: lots of delicious sweet things perfect for special occasions
Negatives: assumes you have a food mixer or electric whisk at your disposal.
Recipe tried: Chocolate Cup Cake and Chocolate "frosting"