Before lockdown part of my weekend routine would be to go to a local garden centre in Maidenhead called Stubbings for a mooch around the plants and have tea and cake.
The star baker there is Trudie. She makes amazing cakes. Over time we got chatting about baking. In February Trudie gave me a baking masterclass. It was amazing. I’d found a relaxing new hobby.
Then COVID struck and I never expected what would happen next…
Over the last 8 weeks Trudie has helped me with baking via FaceTime – new recipes, top tips and sourcing ingredients. Victoria sponges, scones, Marmite biscuits, banana and custard loaf were just for starters. This weekend it’s lemon drizzle cake.
It goes without saying that these are challenging times. Having something calming to do to switch off from the world has made a huge difference.
I can really recommend baking. It’s super relaxing. If you ever need any simple starting out recipes please let me know, I’d love to help if I can.