Britain's favourite bakery
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 cakes 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.
Here he shares some of his recipes as Britain's favourite bakery celebrates home baking with inspirational cupcakes and layer cakes, pies, loaves and cookies, roulades and puddings, and even a sprinkling of savouries. Whether it's a simple afternoon pinwheel cookie or an indulgent birthday layer cake, there's never been a better reason to stay at home and bake.