Our youngest baker this series, gives us the scoop…
What first inspired you to bake?
As a kid I used to sit for hours looking through the dessert sections of my parent’s recipe books. And even when I read a proper book, it was always the descriptions of food that I would linger over – these great overblown passages about feasts and cakes and tables laden with food. Over a decade later something finally clicked, and I actually got baking all these things that I’d obsessed over.
What has been your biggest baking disaster ever?
I have constant baking disasters. Baking so rarely seems to go right – there’s always a panic along the way. I am a baking disaster.
And your baking triumph ever?
I actually got emotional cutting into a batch of croissants that had the perfect structure inside…
How does the presence of Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry affect your nerves in the kitchen?
I was a nervous wreck the whole time. But I think I might be quite an anxious baker regardless of who’s judging.
What is your biggest fear in the kitchen?
Tea or coffee? Coffee
Chocolate or vanilla? VANILLA. Chocolate sucks!