The Hummingbird Bakery Life is Sweet: 100 original recipes for happy home baking 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 a scattering of ‘showstoppers’ – extra-stunning Hummingbird creations to test your baking skills or for special occasions.
Hummingbird Bakery Red Velvet Cupcakes
By Mary Berry. These taste as good as they look — moist chocolate sponge with a tangy cream cheese icing. The red colour is obtained from a food-colouring gel, which yields stronger results than a liquid food colouring. Spoon the batter into the paper cases, dividing it evenly among them. Remove the cupcakes from the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack. Fill the piping bag if using with the frosting see Tips and pipe on to the cooled cupcakes.
My Good Food
How to Make an AMAZING Red Velvet Cake!
I was very wrong. I spent a lovely afternoon baking with my mum who fancied making red velvet cupcakes. And then I was contacted by online store Kaleidoscope who asked me to join in with a Blogger Bake Off and use some of their Katie Alice bakeware to help while I made my creation. All very vintage inspired. And absolutely perfect for gifts.
Subscribe to BBC Good Food magazine and get triple-tested recipes delivered to your door, every month. Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…. Grease and line the base and sides of two 20cm cake tins with baking parchment — if your cake tins are quite shallow, line the sides to a depth of at least 5cm. Put g flour, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, g light brown soft sugar and 1 tsp salt in a bowl and mix well. If there are any lumps in the sugar, squeeze these through your fingers to break them up. Mix ml buttermilk, ml oil, 2 tsp vanilla extract, ml water and 15ml food colouring in a jug.
Subscribe to BBC Good Food magazine and get triple-tested recipes delivered to your door, every month. Grease and line the bases of 2 x 20cm sandwich tins with baking parchment. Using an electric hand whisk, beat together the caster sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition. Sieve the flour and cocoa powder into a bowl.