Ah, food. Familiar, comforting, nourishing. My whole existence revolves around it.Β A permanent friend that follows you through life’s good and bad times. It evokes childhood memories and creates new ones everyday.

My names Hope and I love to bake. I’m a trained Pastry chef by day and a plant-based baker enthusiast by night. Most of my free time is spent in my small kitchen testing out delicious sweet treats free from animal products. Nothing pleases me more than making food for the ones I love; my friends, my family or even someone I just met. The extend my love through food.

I dream of the day I finally hold my first dinner party. (It is yet to happen due to cramped London living) I assure you it would consists of overflowing flutes of sparkling wine, stereophonics playing in the background, unpretentious humble food and laughter. Lots of laugher.

My plant-based diet is a very recent change for me, and a big one. I transitioned from being a dairy and meat enthusiast to a fully vegan diet overnight. Previously my blog was dedicated to butter laden dishes and all things cream! However, after exploring the many benefits of a plant-based diet, I’m hooked!

Whether you’re a vegan, someone simply looking for a different approach to ordinary baking or simply looking for a slightly healthier look on sweet treats; please accompany me on this plant-based journey of mine. Because everyone is welcome in this little space on the internet.



30 Responses to About

  1. jennypugh says:

    I love your recipes! I can’t wait to try so many of them πŸ™‚


  2. hotch9 says:

    Love your blog, it’s making me want to bake right now! (but first I must eat pancakes) πŸ™‚


  3. Gill Regan says:

    This is a great idea. I look forward to many more baking ideas and tips x


  4. Mummy Bear says:

    I’ve nominated your new blog for the Super Sweet Bloggers award (I nearly nominated your old one as well, obviously I’m fantasizing about your madeleines too much!) You can check out my post about it at: http://bakingforbears.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/how-not-to-make-fudge/ x


  5. Hi there,
    We have nominated you for a Liebster Award, which honors blogs with under 200 followers. If you are interested & qualified for excepting this award, Please visit:
    http://sweetsixteenscountrykitchen.wordpress.com/2013/04/06/liebster-award/ To view the rules & accept the award! πŸ™‚


  6. Christine K says:

    This is Christine – the American you worked with a few weeks ago. I love your blog — it is beautiful! I know what hard work it is and you have done a great job. Please stay in touch – you have my email and I hope all is well. Can’t wait to try some of these recipes!


  7. Christine K says:

    Hope! This is Christine – the American you worked with a couple of weeks ago. I love your blog – you have done a fantastic job with it and the pictures are gorgeous. Would love to stay in touch…please touch base when you have time. All the best and congratulations on all of this beautiful food. Well done!


    • Hey Christine!
      Sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you, so busy! Thank you so much for remembering me mentioning my blog and coming to see it.
      Thank you so much for all the lovely comments, I’ve been a bit behind with blogging lately but hopefully, with christmas around the corner, I’ll be baking a hell of a lot more haha!
      Stay in touch,


  8. Tis the season for giving….awards! I enjoy reading your blog so please accept the Liebster Award as a token of my thanks!


  9. Jackie says:

    Beauty of a blog, Hope! See you next week, we can chat bloggy things whilst we run around the kitchen =) x


  10. angenette says:

    Hi, Hope! I found your blog by searching for mine to see if it popped up on google yet πŸ™‚ I love your beautiful photos and recipes, plus the name of your blog!!! Keep on writing and baking.


  11. thebrookcook says:

    I love your blog!!


  12. Beautiful blog Hope. Thank you for sharing such lovely content!


  13. Sinfully Tempting says:

    Lovely blog, really enjoying looking through your recipes and photos! πŸ™‚


  14. monksfist says:

    Hey Hope. I hope you don’t mind but I put you up for a Liebster Award as you know I think your blog is awesome πŸ˜€ x http://monksfist.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/liebster-award-oh-my/


  15. radhikasethi says:

    Hi Hope, I’m so excited I stumbled upon your blog. I am obsessed with baking too….so looking forward to explore your blog, follow your recipes!


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  17. Hi Hope, lovely to stumble across your blog today. Your photographs are beautiful and your recipes are so creative! I look forward to seeing your posts in my WordPress feed! All the very best, Chez.


  18. Hi Hope!

    I just want to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I absolutely love your recipes and think your blog is one of the best out there. Keep up the good work!

    You can find out more about the award and how to accept the nomination by visiting http://supperlovin.com/2016/01/11/versatile-blogger-award/.

    All the best,

    Maddie x


  19. Cynthia Lotspeich says:

    I made semlors for family and friends, they just look so darn good! They were wonderful, I am grateful for post and pictures. Without this blog I would have lived ignorant of such delightful tastebuds sensation.


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