Priya’s first foray into baking started with an after-school baking club at primary school. Then, ten years ago she began baking more seriously as means to help her relax. When she was given a stand mixer as a wedding gift seven years ago, she went ‘baking bonkers’. She now bakes with such enthusiasm that she’s been known to bake bread well into the night and delivers bags of bakes to appreciative friends and family. A freelance marketing consultant and self-confessed perfectionist, Priya lives in her home town of Leicester with her husband and two children, and is writing her first novel. She’s recently started experimenting with vegan baking and loves tropical, fruity flavours. When her kids are older, she’d love to travel the world tasting sweet and savoury treats – a sort of ‘around the world in 80 bakes’.