Who we are
– Just a little info for you –
Hi, I’m Emma, writer, photographer and recipe developer of Bake Then Eat and this page is a little about this blog and me.
Bake Then Eat is an adventure of mine in baking. I use baking as a way to destress from work and just to get away from it all. Happiness is baking then eating all that deliciousness. Ok, I may share a little of it…
This blog leans towards the sweeter side of the menu, I will occasionally share easy Vegetarian savoury dishes with you. It doesn’t matter if like me you are a dedicated Vegetarian of 30 + years or someone who is just looking for a few meatless meal inspirations. I have you covered.
I will sometimes share Vegan and Gluten Free recipes. I’m not Vegan myself, but I do like to eat plant-based meals on a regular basis. And even though I do not suffer from a gluten intolerance or celiac disease I do like to make treats that can be enjoyed by everyone. Some of my dishes are naturally gluten free and if they are I will point that out and sometimes I purposely make Gluten Free treats. So keep an eye out for them.
All my recipes are easy to make with step by step instructions to help you through your own baking adventures. All recipes are made with metric weights but I also add American cup measurements. I work with both. Often when creating a new recipe I work with cups but my digital scales always keep me right for perfect weights, and when I create a recipe using metric I always measure out the volume for cup measurements, making it again using just cups or metric weight to make sure it works with both to give you perfect results every time.
2018/19 has been a super busy time, I have been working full time and with going back to university my posting schedule has been reduced to help a little with time management. I add a new post on Fridays most weeks. I will occasionally change from this schedule because like everyone sometimes work has me totally tied down.
I was born in the UK, England to be precise but I now call Edinburgh in Scotland home. I live with my chief taster and hubby Michael. We have been together coming up to 13 years now and we decided to take the plunge and get married earlier last year.
Our lives are busy enough without having to worry about the nutritional values of everything we and our families eat. We want our cake and we want to be able to eat it! Without feeling guilty about all the hidden ‘E’ numbers, artificial flavourings and colourings being fed to us, not to mention the huge amounts of sugar added to almost everything. For years I was happily eating my morning granola, blissfully unaware of its extremely high sugar content. And this was the healthy option on offer!
Now don’t get me wrong, I am not sugar bashing. I love my sweet treats as much as the next sweet toothed person. But I want to be aware of my actual intake and by making my own, cakes, cupcakes, cookies and granola amongst other things I know what I am eating, and so will you. This is the beauty of homemade treats. They taste so much better than mass produced shop bought treats and you know exactly what you are eating. I have added a Nutritional Lable to the bottom of a lot of my recipes (I am working on getting them all done!) to help guide you in making your choices.
Doesn’t it sound better to just mix up a few pantry staples, pop it in the oven. Relax and read a few pages of your book wait for your timer to ping. And enjoy fresh from your own oven? I have no professional qualifications in cooking or baking. I am lucky I come from a family that always has home bakes. If I ever visit my Mum & Dad’s there is always a homemade cake waiting on the cake stand. (Your gingerbread please Mum!)
I am always happy to help anyone with any questions, so feel free to contact me via my ‘contact’ page; I am also on Facebook and Twitter or feel free to email me. Or leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again soon and don’t forget to grab your free ebook 👇 xxx
People who love to eat are always the best people.