Hello, my name is Elaine and I live in a small village in the East Lothian countryside (just outside Edinburgh) with my husband, our beautiful baby boy, two Golden Retrievers and a rabbit.

I love to bake and spend a lot of time trying and adapting different recipes until I create something which deserves a permanent space in my recipe book. All of my recipe books are covered in scribbled notes and post-its with tips, reminders or comments about what to try next time.

To me, the most important thing about anything I bake, is taste. My bakes usually end up looking what I will politely refer to as ‘rustic’ but as long as they taste good I’ll be happy!

Where possible I try to use organic, free range, locally sourced produce. I look forward to the day when we have our own ducks and I can use freshly laid eggs in my bakes.

I am self-taught, learning as I go through recipe books, the internet, television programmes, magazines, family and friends and a LOT of trial and error. I hope to share what I have learned and continue to learn with you.

Happy baking!

Lainey x