Baking a Mess

Name: Hollie & Jess | Location: United Kingdom | Blog: Baking a Mess

How did you get into baking?

Hollie: From when I was little, I baked scones and victoria sponges with my nan and taught myself from there on.

Jess: I always loved helping out in the kitchen and just picked up baking knowledge here and there!

What do you love most about the baking process?

Challenging ourselves! We love trying out new recipes and seeing how things turn out, there’s always new things to learn with baking.

What inspired you to start a blog?

We used to talk avidly about opening a cafe, but as we weren’t ready for that we figured writing a blog was a good way to start!

What recipe are you most proud of?

Hollie: Creme Egg Millionaires Shortbread, because they turned out bomb-tastic.

Jess: Kinder Bueno Cupcakes! They were the first complete and utter success of the blog, we were so proud of ourselves that day.

Do you have a favorite ingredient that you like to use?

SALTED CARAMEL… easy! …and bacon and goats cheese and pistachios. We have quite a lot of favourites!

What’s an ingredient that you’ve never used, but would like to try?

For ages we’ve been checking out the amazing matcha recipes all over the internet but haven’t got round to trying it out ourselves. Definitely a must for the future, so watch this space!

Are there any lesser known brands or products that you enjoy using?

We have a local farm shop which we love called Bradshaws. It’s amazing for seasonal fruit and veg or picking your own berries in the summer!

Do you have any advice for someone who is thinking about starting a blog?

Just keep writing! We never expected the blog to become such a big part of our lives, but the more posts we wrote the more important it became and now we can’t imagine life without it.

What type of gear/tools do you use for creating your blog posts?

A Canon 550d and Adobe Lightroom, they’re our saviours!

Baking a Mess

Me and my friend Hollie started the blog a little over a year ago now. We share a passion for baking and decided to start an adventure into trying out recipes, so the blog is essentially our personal recipe book to keep note of sucessful bakes! Most of our recipes tend to be a twist on a well known treat or our personal take on a popular flavour combination. But we also love a classic and had a bake off series last year where we took on one of the challenges on the show each week. Something we are going to repeat this year as it was so much fun and led us to baking recipes and creating content we might not have otherwise!

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