Honey & Co: The Baking Book
Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich
Our day is marked by what comes out of the pastry section, and there’s always something good on the way: sticky cherry and pistachio buns in the morning; a loaf of rich dough rolled with chocolate, hazelnuts and cinnamon that comes out of the oven fresh for elevenses. Lunch is a crisp, crumbly shell of pastry filled with spiced lamb or burnt aubergine, and at teatime there are cookies, cheesecakes, fruit cakes – so many cakes that it’s hard to choose one.
After dinner there might be poached peaches with roses or something more traditional – sweet and salty Knafe drenched in orange blossom syrup. There’s something sweet, something in the oven for everyone, all day long – welcome to Honey & Co.
Watch Sarit and Itamar discuss The Baking Book here.
Reviews of Honey & Co: The Baking Book
“Srulovich and Packer were one of the star turns at this year’s Ballymaloe Litfest and this is crammed with recipes from their London restaurant. The Middle Eastern sensibility is still trendy, and these recipes are all crowd-pleasers. Highlights include sticky buns crammed with cherries and pistachios; loaves of rich dough rolled with chocolate, hazelnuts and cinnamon; and crumbly shells of pastry filled with lamb or aubergine.”
Sunday Times (Ireland)
“My first-choice restaurant for any special occasion is Honey & Co and Honey & Co: The Baking Book by Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich allows you to (or try to) recreate the Middle Eastern magic at home with recipes including lamb and spinach pastries and lemon, blueberry and cream cheese squares.”
“Most cookbooks now are promising either health or comfort. On the comfort side are the baking books. With their consoling rivers of ganache, they have an air of childish innocence. Obesity crisis? What crisis? My favourite of 2015 is Honey & Co: The Baking Book by Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer. Honey & Co cakes – from blueberry, hazelnut and ricotta to courgette and golden raisin – are not light on sugar, but to my mind they taste better than anyone else’s.”
Guardian, picked in cookbooks of 2015
“This is a great book for anyone who’s even moderately interested in baking, or just eating amazing things, but baking pros will get a lot out of it, too.”
“The seemingly inexhaustible list of secrets wielded in Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer’s kitchen is unwrapped here for your home-baking pleasure.”
“The recipes are so fragrant and beautiful – very inspiring.”
Woman & Home
“After the success of their multi-award winning debut, Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich set the bar pretty high for the much anticipated Honey & Co follow up, but they have pulled it off with aplomb… the book is beautifully written and designed, the recipes failsafe and dependable, and each page is shot through the enticing aromas and flavours of the Middle Eastern kitchen.”
“It contains mouth-watering photographs and recipes that you wouldn’t normally find in a baking book.”
“The husband-and-wife team, who together run Honey & Co in London’s Fitzrovia, return with more Middle Eastern soul food magic – this time baking, with everything from sticky buns to pastries to cookies.”
Meet the author(s)
Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich
Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer are a husband-and-wife team who together run Honey & Co. in London’s Fitzrovia. They first met ten years ago in a restaurant kitchen in Israel and arrived in London dreaming of high gastronomy and Michelin stars. Their tiny restaurant has ten tables and brings the magic of homely Middle Eastern soul food to a hungry crowd.
Follow Honey & Co on Twitter: @honeyandco
Photo credit: © Patricia Niven