How long have you been baking?
I’ve been baking passionately for about 5 years now and am completely self-taught. I’ve learnt a great deal through trial and error and reading a stupid amount of cookbooks and magazines.
What made you first interested in baking?
I’ve always loved baking, ever since I was a child but what I really loved about it was the science behind it. The idea that you have to mix ingredients a certain way and at the right temperature to get them to turn out correctly.
What country do you live in (I assume England)?
I live in Stoke-On-Trent in Staffordshire, England. I hail from the rolling green hills of Derbyshire and moved here partly on a whim and partly out of boredom about 3 years ago. I met Nick a week after moving and we recently adopted an amazing tabby kitten called Evie who will probably feature in all future posts.
What books would you recommend?
Sweet Tooth by Lily Vanilli is an absolute must for anyone wanting to learn more about baking and the science behind it.
I would also recommend British Baking by Oliver Peyton and anything by Nigel Slater.
I get a lot of inspiration from magazines such as Olive, Delicious and Good Food. I also get Saveur on my iPhone as it's great to pick up tips from publications across the pond.