I've had a love of baking for as long as I can remember! I inherited this passion from my Mother who, despite incredibly long hours as a nurse, found time to spend hours in the kitchen with me. Some of my fondest memories from my childhood began with one wonderful sentence, "let's have a baking day!"
Joy of joys! I would immediately grab Mums pile of cookbooks drop them with a thud onto the kitchen table, then begin my search. Scour through her library of recipes to see which wonder I wanted to create this time. Peanut butter fudge, peppermint creams, cornflake cakes, shortbread, upside down pineapple cake (Mums signature).
Mum dressed as a Mexican bandit (don't ask) and me!
After a hard days work in the kitchen we would share out the fruits of our labours between our family and friends. Although our friends didn't get much of a share as my Dad and Brother would be hovering by the kitchen door waiting to pounce on the sugary treats before we had chance to get them out of the house.
For me that's my favourite part of baking, sharing your creations with the people you care about!
And I've created this blog so that I can share my tasty loves with even more people! So prepare yourself for a bombardment of sugary treats which are terribly naughty, bad for your arteries, horrific for your teeth but absolutely irresistible!
What inspires you to bake?