Jamie Oliver’s Hummingbird Cake

Jamie Oliver’s Hummingbird Cake

This is one of my most favourite cakes to make. It eats like a decadent banana bread/ carrot cake, but there are no carrots. I first made this recipe out of Jamie Oliver’s cookbook I received last Christmas, Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food. And boy is it comforting. It’s sticky and sweet with pineapple, banana, lime zest and cream cheese icing. Plus I’m a sucker for anything that looks good decorated in edible flowers.

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Pisco Sour

Pisco Sour

Ahh, the Pisco Sour. A tangy, refreshing cocktail that tastes like a whisky sour meets a margarita meets a key lime pie. Delicious.

The Pisco Sour is the national drink of two South American countries, Peru and Chile and each country claims the drink as their own creation.

I know I have had many a delicious Pisco Sour before but my fondest memory was on my last trip to Peru for a family wedding. On our first night in, despite the late hour my cousins escorted me to Huaringas, a popular and long-standing bar in Lima that claims to have the best Pisco Sour in the country, and boy was it spectacular: acidic, creamy and subtly floral from the Pisco. They had the classic of course as well as many blended with exotic jungle fruits from the Amazon like aguaymanto, maca, maracuya and more.

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