Meet The Bakers

 

Rebecca and Lea joined The Village Bakers in 2012 and The Village Bakers even honouredimg_6897 them with a baguette guard of honour at their wedding in 2014.

Who taught you to bake?

Rebecca: Mum. We always had things cooked from scratch.
Lea: My Nanna – she made the best cakes.

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Rebecca: Sweet Lea: Savoury

What’s your signature bake?

Rebecca: Pavlova Lea: Baklava

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Rebecca: A hot water pastry pork pie
Lea: A light and fluffy scone

Top tip for any new bakers?

Rebecca: Follow Mary Berry’s recipes
Lea: Don’t panic and have fun!

 


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Jess joined The Village Bakers in 2014 and not only increased her circle of friends but her range of bakes thanks to also baking for her partner Heidi.

Who taught you to bake?

As my dad says; “She who must be obeyed”, my mother taught me to bake. One of the first things she taught me to make was pastry for       jam and lemon curd tarts and scones – so many scones!

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Christmas cake! Every October I make a huge batch of mini Christmas cakes – the kitchen always smells amazing. This year I’m attempting a gluten and dairy free version for my mother-in-law which is slightly daunting.

14601004_10154389153910791_152800216683783764_nSavoury or sweet?
Sweeeeeeet.

What one thing would you love to be able to bake?

I’d love to have the time to make filo pastry. Even Mary Berry buys it in!

Top tip for any new bakers?

Recipes are great, but always remember that you don’t have to stick to them.


 

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Tim joined The Village Bakers in 2016 and made some new friends and met his partner.

Who taught you to bake?
Taught to bake my mother, she was always in the kitchen when I was growing up.

What’s your signature bake?
Signature bake is one of my Mum’s recipe called Polish cake, basically crushed digestive Polish cake, basically crushed digestive biscuits

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Savoury or sweet?
Sweet definitely

What one thing would you love to be able to bake?
Love to be able to bake pastry better, it’s a tricky thing!

Top tip for any new bakers?
Don’t think you can’t bake it, give it a go!