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Hey!

I’m glad you’re right here! I’m excited to inform you about among the new developments I’ve acquired happening for Hummingbird Excessive.

However first issues first, let’s discuss one thing FUN. I’m heading to London on the finish of the month to do a fast lady’s journey with my mother and her buddies! So let me know in case you have any enjoyable suggestions for me? I’ve already acquired the next bakeries on my checklist: Arome Bakery, Panadera Bakery, and principally the whole lot on this checklist of London’s greatest bakeries. However let me know in case you have the within scoop of what’s to not be missed!

Now, let’s discuss what’s new and upcoming on Hummingbird Excessive. I’d love your suggestions on the whole lot beneath!

New Informational Weblog Posts

First issues first: should you subscribe to my weblog, you’ll discover that I’ve revealed extra “informational” sort posts. What does that imply? As an alternative of posts that current you with a recipe (and all the data you want to make the recipe), I’ve began doing shorter posts WITHOUT recipes.

As an alternative, the posts reply primary questions like “How To Pre Bake Pie Crust” or “Can You Make Snickerdoodles With out Cream Of Tartar?” These are examples of among the most ceaselessly requested questions I get. And as a substitute of answering all of the questions individually, I need to refer people to those Q&A sort weblog posts as a substitute. It might liberate numerous my time and allow me to give attention to what I really like essentially the most—creating recipes from scratch!

So verify them out (I’ve linked to some beneath), and let me know what you assume. Are they too primary? Conversely, are they TMI and TL/DR? Is there a burning baking query YOU have and wish me to reply? Or would you quite I simply cease and stick to simply posting new recipes? Let me know!

Hummingbird Excessive Reader Survey

It’s been a very long time since my final reader survey, through which I formally ask you in your ideas, opinions, and emotions about all issues Hummingbird Excessive. The final one I did was particularly useful. Your suggestions allowed me to recalibrate the content material on this weblog and develop recipes that had been extra appropriate in your life-style and desires

I feel it’s lengthy late for an additional survey. So look out for it mid-month! I’ll put up an announcement for the survey on my web site, in addition to my numerous social media accounts like Instagram, Fb, and Twitter. So make sure you comply with alongside so that you don’t miss it—particularly as a result of finishing the survey enters you right into a sweepstakes for a $50 Amazon reward card!

And should you’re a Patreon supporter, I’ve some even funner information. I’m working the identical sweepstakes for my Patreon supporters, supplying you with guys an unique, further likelihood to win ANOTHER $50 reward card. The chances will probably be in your favor as a result of the final time I did a survey, one thing like 10,000+ folks crammed it out. However I solely have round 600 or so Patreon supporters, making your likelihood of profitable the reward card even better!

In Case You Missed It: New Recipes and Posts

Right here’s a listing of the whole lot new on my completely different Hummingbird Excessive channels:

Assist Me On Patreon

Growing and updating these recipes requires monetary assets from advertisements on my web site and paid partnerships with manufacturers. Sadly, due to the pandemic, many manufacturers have restricted their promoting budgets and cancelled sponsorship alternatives. So if you’ll be able to financially assist my work, please think about changing into a Patreon supporter. You’ll be able to study extra about why I made a decision to start out a Patreon on this far too emotional and confessional essay (lol).

Nevertheless, the TL/DR is that this: along with enabling me to maintain creating extra custom-made recipes suited to your wants, Patreon supporters assist form future recipes on Hummingbird Excessive. Patreon supporters get entry to unique recipes and Instagram Story tutorials like Small Batch Blueberry SconesVery Small Batch Yellow Sheet CakeSmall Batch Cinnamon Rolls, and extra.

Under are footage of the 2 hottest recipes from the month—Guava Cake and Any Type Of Fruit Upside Down Cake—to encourage you:

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slices of upside down cake on a gold wire rack

Meals For Thought

This previous month, I additionally spent a LOT of time considering and studying about meals past the baking recipes you see on this weblog. Listed below are the concepts and points that resonated with me:

Recipes and Sources To Save

Listed below are the recipes and assets I saved for myself within the final month:

  • Ube Basque Muffins in Meals & Wine. I’m INTRIGUED by this recipe for ube basque muffins from Kasama, the world’s first Michelin starred Filipino restaurant (which I undoubtedly plan on going to if I’m ever in Chicago). The directions are a bit of laborious to decipher, although—I want they’d included step-by-step course of photographs (or perhaps a video)! I’ll have so as to add it to my ever rising “To Bake” checklist.
  • “Let’s Discuss About Carmy’s Cookbook Assortment” in Eater San Francisco. Is anyone else obsessive about Hulu’s new present a few effective eating chef who takes over his brother’s outdated gap within the wall restaurant, The Bear? I imply, I’ve had a crush on Jeremy Allen White since Shameless, lol. He performs a chef who used to work at Noma and The French Laundry, and sometimes has piles of cookbooks in his e book and restaurant. I beloved this obsessive article breaking down this fictional character’s cookbook assortment. I undoubtedly need to try among the ones he has!

Lastly, On A Lighthearted Notice

Man, I acquired served some hilarious TikToks this month. I’d like to share them with you:

That’s all for now, people. I hope you all are staying protected and wholesome! Please let me understand how you’re doing within the feedback beneath, and be at liberty to share the concepts and points which can be floating round in your heads, too.

XO
Michelle

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Over the previous a number of years of working Hummingbird Excessive, I stored a vital side of my life hidden from my readers: I had a full-time, extraordinarily demanding job within the tech world. In my debut cookbook, Weeknight Baking, I lastly reveal the secrets and techniques to baking scrumptious desserts on a good schedule.

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