I once read somewhere that the work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should do for the rest of your life; given large parts of my day involve re-watching GBBO (Great British Bake Off) episodes and searching for recipes, this is what inspired me to start a blog.
I’ve had an interest in baking for as long as I can remember. My first memory of baking is from when I was around 6 years old, using carrot cake mix (my favourite!) from a box with my mum and younger sisters. We would often fight to lick the bowl whilst we were waiting for the cake to finish cooking. My love of baking was then furthered when I started secondary school and was encouraged to bake (and try!) new things. I loved that cookery lessons combined two of my other favourite subjects, science and art. Since then, I’ve started making things from scratch, experimenting with new flavours and ideas.
After watching last year’s GBBO I became obsessed with the KitchenAid Artisan Mixer and decided I NEEDED one. Fortunately, I have an amazing boyfriend (washer-upper) who searched high and low to find me one for Christmas. I’m not a very experienced baker and have only really mastered the basics. I’m still making a lot of silly mistakes but whenever I get something wrong, no matter how small, the perfectionist in me always wants to make it again straight away. I also don’t have a very wide/varied baking repertoire and in the past have had a tendency to stick to my favourites – chocolate cake, brownies and carrot cake. Hopefully, this will improve as my blog grows, by participating in an online baking club (how cool!?), and not forgetting, of course, with the help of my new mixer! J
I hope you enjoy reading about my journey from amateur baker to hopefully Great British Bake Off contestant (a girl can dream!). Let me know if you test out any of my recipes!