Author(s): Julia Head
Discover 70 popular cakes from across the globe, brought to you by London's famous bakery. From American and Middle Eastern delicacies to European delights - bake your way across the continents with this exciting range of recipes. LOLA's boutique bakeries are the place to go for cakes of all shapes and sizes. Now the professionals behind some of the best bakes in London bring you over 80 recipes that will take you on a scrumptious sugary voyage. What better way to learn about cultures and cuisines than through the medium of baked goods in all their various forms? With Lola's detailed, precise and well-tested recipes you are sure to be in safe hands and practiced home-bakers will be inspired by new skills to master. From simple classics to extravagantly decorated creations that make delightful party centrepieces, Lola's share their recipes for some of the most admired cakes around the world. Divided geographically, the book begins with classics from Northern Europe and Scandinavia including an English Victoria Sponge, Welsh Bara Brith, German Stollen, Austrian Strudel and Swedish Princess Cake.
The second chapter covers treats from sunny Southern Europe such as French Millefeuille, Italian Tiramisu Cake and Greek Olive Oil and Lemon Cake. Next, Middle East and Mediterranean offer a dreamy Turkish Delight Cake and sticky Baklava Cake from Saudi Arabia. Chapter four showcases Africa with a Tunisian Fig and Pumpkin Cake and a Ghanaian Peanut and Banana. In America and Caribbean discover American Rainbow Cake or Jamaican Hummingbird Cake. The next chapter features sweet treats from Australia and Oceania such as Australian Lamingtons and Pavlova from New Zealand. Finally, find exotic Asian bakes such as Japanese Cherry Blossom Cake, Indian Sesame Seed Cake and Burmese Mango Cake.
The mouthwatering cakes in this book are created by Julia Head, working under the direction of Asher Budwig and his team of bakers at LOLA's. Asher grew up watching his father Mario Budwig establish the hugely successful Millie's Cookies, which grew to over 100 stores across the UK. Mario in turn was inspired by his mother and grandmother, who ran a patisserie and cafe from the 1940s in Colombia, South America.