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5.0 out of 5 stars A great follow-up to the previous Hummingbird Bakery titles, 15 Feb 2013
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I already have the 2 previous Hummingbird Bakery cookbooks so when I saw that there was a new one coming out I knew I had to have it.

The recipes in this book are not overly complicated and should not prove too daunting, even for those with limited baking experience. Despite this book having a heavy American influence it does not require you to buy a set of measuring cups or involve searching online for hard to find ingredients as all of the ingredients can be found in any well-stocked supermarket.

Each recipe comes with an accompanying photo and the instructions for each recipe are clear and concise whilst providing detailed instructions for each step

The previous book, The Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days was divided into chapters by occasion (Easter, Christmas, Halloween for example). This book sticks to a more traditional lay-out. This book is divided into the following chapters:

Cakes, cheesecakes and roulades
Cookies and biscuits
Pies and cobblers
Sweet treats and classic puds

At the back of the book there is a section called 'baking essentials' which should prove useful for those with limited baking experience.

Please find below a list of all of the recipes featured in this book.

Jaffa cake cupcakes
Mint humbug cupcakes
Doughnut cupcakes
Blueberry and amaretti trifle cupcakes
Jolly jammer cupcakes
Chocolate and coconut cupcakes
Custard cream cupcakes
Praline chocolate cupcakes
Rose chocolate cupcakes
Cinder toffee cupcakes
Grasshopper cupcakes
Eton mess cupcakes
Creme brulee cupcakes
Ginger chocolate cupcakes
Key lime cupcakes
Rhubarb and custard cupcakes
Popcorn cupcakes
Liquorice and blackcurrant cupcakes
Panettone cupcakes
Salted caramel cupcakes
White chocolate and cranberry cupcakes
Cookies and cream cupcakes
Sweet peanut cupcakes
Strawberry milkshake cupcakes
Almond cake with macaroon top
Banana Boston cream cake
Sweet dough lemon loaf
Peanut butter cheesecake
Chocolate cake with vanilla meringue frosting
Chocolate and cherry cheesecake swirl cake
Chocolate malt cake
Mississippi mud cake
Flourless chocolate cake
Lemon cake with lemon cream cheese frosting
Red velvet roulade
Cookies and cream cake
Maple and walnut streusel cake
Pineapple upside down cake
Banana and brazil nut loaf
Chicago fudge cake
Pumpkin and cream cheese roulade
Linzer cookies
Hazelnut and chocolate macaroons
Chocolate truffle cookies
Mint chocolate thumbprint cookies
Basic shortcakes
Lemon and ricotta cookies
Peanut butter and jam pinwheel cookies
Pecan and toffee thumbprint cookies
Chocolate shortcakes with a peanut butter filling
Peanut butter and chocolate cookies
Syrup crunchie cookies
Corn flake cookies
Coconut macaroons
Lemon macaroons
Basic pie crust
Blackbottom pie
Blondie pie
Peach cobbler
Candy bar pie
Cherry pie
Caramel pie
Chess pie
Chocolate pudding pie
Peach pie
Shoofly pie
Apple and blueberry cobbler
Soured cream pie
Pear and cranberry tart
White chocolate and macadamia nut pie
Chocolate custard squares
Blueberry loaf
Peanut butter granola bars
Chocolate hazelnut buns
Fruit and nut chocolate parcels
S'more brownies
Pumpkin bars
Cinnamon buns
Raspberry jelly roll
Funnel cakes
Peanut brittle
Cinnamon pecan twists
Chocolate fudge
Coconut marshmallows
Grasshoppper slices
Vanilla fudge
Home-made marshmallows
Coconut squares
Frozen chocolate sandwiches
Apple and almond bear claw pastries
Pecan sandies
Mallow cups
Apricot and almond brittle
Baked Alaska
Parmesan shortbreads
Chilli cumin cornbread
Cheese straws
Olive loaf
Cheese and rosemary breadsticks
Savoury cheesecake
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Initial post: 19 Feb 2013 12:11:33 GMT
C. M. Dunne says:
[Customers don't think this post adds to the discussion. Show post anyway. Show all unhelpful posts.]

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Feb 2013 12:45:10 GMT
Because this book doesn't have a "Look Inside" feature yet which would allow you to access the books index and thus browse the recipes

I'm sorry if listing the recipes has offended you. I was merely trying to be helpful in helping people to decide whether or not the recipes in this book would be ones that they would like to make

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Feb 2013 13:41:17 GMT
BusyMum says:
I found it helpful. I have a lot of baking books and sometimes the content can be very similar. Even those by the same author can have a lot of content cross over, so it's useful for me to be able to see the detail.

Posted on 21 Feb 2013 20:47:42 GMT
Mu Lane says:
I thank you for your time and patience in listing all the recipes. As someone else said, it is always extremely helpful to have some idea of the kind of dishes covered in a book.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2013 16:14:01 GMT
D. Jones says:
I found your list of recipes very helpful and it has swayed me to buy the book - thank you for taking the time to document them all

Posted on 22 Feb 2013 16:15:42 GMT
I really appreciated the fact that you listed the recipes :)

Posted on 22 Feb 2013 23:07:30 GMT
Its always useful to have the recipes, i have loads of baking books and i dont want to buy something ill never use so i really apprciate it when someone lists them all. Thank you

Posted on 7 Mar 2013 07:42:21 GMT
Mononoke says:
I actively seek out reviews which list the recipes contained inside and whether or not there are enough photos, so thank you very much for your efforts.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2013 10:27:01 GMT
Maria D says:
I found your list of recipes very helpful because help me at the moment to buy it. Thank you!

Posted on 28 Mar 2013 11:40:11 GMT
Thank you for taking the time to list the recipes in the book. It was very helpful. Thanks again.
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