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Sun Bread and Sticky Toffee: Date Desserts from Everywhere


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The Mosaic Room is pleased to launch the second cookbook by our supper club host Sarah al-Hamad. The publication entitled Sun Bread and Sticky Toffee: Date Desserts from Everywhere is a collection of date desserts from around the world. Join us for a lively and celebratory evening as we discover the secret life of date palms.

Dates are one of the oldest cultivated foods with over 600 varieties grown around the world today. From the quintessentially British sticky toffee pudding and its luscious butterscotch sauce, to wholesome date and sesame flatbreads, spicy ginger and date jam, the creamiest, honeyed date cheesecake and California’s thirst quenching date shakes, this book of date desserts is like a dense, shady date grove, packed with delicious, natural and healthy recipes that demonstrate the versatility of baking with dates and date syrup.

SARAH AL-HAMAD is a writer and home cook and the author of Cardamom and Lime: Recipes from the Arabian Gulf. Growing up in Kuwait, some of her earliest memories are of her dad enjoying dates with buttermilk; since then she has spent time learning about cultures through the food they enjoy. She has an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies and for many years worked for the publisher Saqi Books. Sarah lives, works and eats primarily in London.

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