During the weekend of 18 – 19 August, North Star Coffee Shop & General Store in Leeds are hosting a #BakeForSyria bake sale and brunch to raise funds for Unicef’s appeal for the children of Syria via Unicef Next Generation London.
The new #BakeForSyria cookbook was curated by Lily Vanilli, with support from Clerkenwell Boy and Serena Guen. The book brings together Syrian-inspired savoury and sweet baking recipes from some of the best chefs from around the world including Nigel Slater, Dominique Ansel, Imad Alarnab, Jamie Oliver, Deliciously Ella, Helen Goh, Yotam Ottolenghi and Noisette Bakehouse’s very own founder, Sarah Lemanski, who donated a recipe for baked rice pudding with poached quince, honey syrup, sweet fennel and rose dukkah.
To celebrate the launch of the book (which is also available in North Star Coffee Shop’s general store), Noisette Bakehouse are holding a bake sale on the 18 August, selling a selection of the baked goods which feature in the book and they have also collaborated with key supporters of #BakeForSyria, Lily Vanilli, Felicity Spector and Izy Hossack, to create a Syrian-inspired brunch menu which will be served from 18 – 19 August. All profits from the bake sale will be donated to Unicef’s appeal for the children of Syria via Unicef Next Generation London and a proportion of the profit from brunch sales will also be donated towards the appeal. North Star Coffee Roasters will also have a special coffee offering on that weekend, with options that pair with the dishes.
North Star Coffee Shop & General Store celebrated their first year this July and Sarah Lemanski was recently shortlisted in the Best Baker category in Olive Magazine’s inaugural Olive Chef Awards 2018, alongside the likes of Florin Grama from Pophams, Ben Glazer from Coombeshead Farm and Calum Franklin from Holborn Dining Room.