My Story

I was born and brought up in Hull and the surrounding towns and my first recollection of baking was Christmas baking with my grandmother. I now realise that she did indeed have a significant part to play in my love of baking. She was a true home cook and never used a recipe book. The first thing she taught me to bake was a custard tart…

About Me

My Love
Of Baking

Pastry I think is my favourite. Made properly it melts in the mouth and has a depth of flavour and enhances both sweet and savoury dishes. Cakes — well who doesn’t like cake? and the possibilities with flavour, fillings and decoration are endless.

Baking Inspiration

From filling in my application for the BBC’s Great British Bake Off, to taking home the crown of ‘Queen of the Buns’ in 2014 — see my interactive journey here!

My Bake Off Journey