We at Homepride are lucky enough to work with some fabulous bakers across the country and so we have set up a group we call the Homepride Bakers.
This group of talented cooks uses Homepride to create fantastic things and will be able to help you to bake better with recipes, videos and tips.
Let's introduce you...
My name's Rachel and I blog at www.dollybakes.co.uk. If I'm not eating food, I'm cooking, baking or plotting a visit to somewhere new. I was taught to bake by my grandma as a child, but usually stuck to buns and Chorley cakes for my family. I love a challenge, and about five years ago set about my quest to perfect the Bundt cake. I've been dreaming up weird and wild Bundt cake recipes ever since! I adore bundts because they are hugely versatile, are super moist, there's a tin for all occasions, and they are massive! The perfect cake starts with good ingredients, which is why I use Homepride flour; for the same reason I think cooking chocolate should be banned!
I'm Richard Burr, the Builder turned Baker who reached the final of the Great British Bake Off in 2014, earning a record five Star Baker awards in the process. My first recipe book, B.I.Y. Bake It Yourself, was published in 2015 and I write a weekly blog with recipes at www.richardburr.london. I bake for three main reasons. Firstly, I really enjoy the process of baking and find it really relaxing. Secondly, I really enjoy giving bakes to other people - there's nothing like seeing those happy smiles when you present someone with a box of fresh doughnuts. Thirdly, I'm really greedy!
I use Homepride flour because I get through kilos of flour every week so always need a lot of it to hand. Their easy-seal boxes mean I can stack them in the cupboard without worrying about ripped bags and spilt flour. The boxes also make them really easy to transport for the many cooking demos I undertake around the country.
I'm quite a faddy baker and will spend a couple of weeks making variations of the same bake until I've perfected it, then move on to the next. At the moment, I'm really into making fancy breads, but next week it could just as easily be cronuts! There isn't a type of baking I don't enjoy making so I keep it varied between bread, cakes, biscuits, pastry, puddings. It's a good job I'm still a builder as well as it means I can work it all off too!
My name is Dominic, I am a cook, food writer and creative event producer. I write the food blog Belleau Kitchen and a monthly recipe column for Lincolnshire Life Magazine. I also run creative event production company The Persuaders, producing global events for brands since 1997.
I am based both in the small village of Belleau in Lincolnshire and the smaller village of London! I love to bake and have had this love of baking since I was a kid where my mum and her mum, my Grandma Jennie, inspired me to bake with their glorious cakes.
I love Homepride flours not just for the quality and consistency of the product but also because I love that they are a traditional British brand with a great heritage.
I'm Paul Jagger and I was a quarterfinalist on The Great British Bake Off 2015. I've earnt myself the nickname ‘ The Baking Governor’ as I'm also a serving Prison Governor.
I am a totally self –taught baker with a passion for baking Bread and cake decorating. Breads have become a real passion and I continue to demonstrate and do master-classes in bread making. It is great to see so many home bread bakers out there keeping bread making a tradition passed down the generations. I was honoured to have received the only Special Commendation for my edible Bread Lion sculpture whilst on the Bake Off and I'll be a judge for this year's World Bread Awards. I've also made brownies for Princess Anne when she visited the prison!
I have used Homepride Flour since I was a child - we even had a Homepride Fred flour tin! I am excited to use the new Homepride Bread Flour at home and when I do commissions and demonstrations in bread.
My name's Nicola, author of the blog Absolutely Muffin. I'm a cake enthusiast, with an addiction to good coffee and laughing at my own jokes. I love all things food, from spending my weekends at different food festivals and farmers markets, to discovering a new coffee spot in town.
I think Bake Off changed my life. Like most bakers, my love of baking cake (and most importantly, eating it) comes from my family. From unicorns to chocolate gateau's, Mum made it every birthday and my Grandmother makes cakes as a side business - her Pinterest is also better than mine. Whilst they were my inspiration and the result of my very sweet tooth, I only really took a great interest in baking three years ago as it proved a great stress relief from a career I wasn't particularly enjoying. I have no regrets though, because it helped me discover my true passion, CAKE.
Fred is a staple in any household and I've made my way through a lot of flour to know that Homepride is my preferred and trusted choice.
My favourite cake is my Dad's Chocolate Orange loaf cake! Yep, he's a baker too.
I am Jackie Heaton from Manchester. I bake because it’s the best hobby ever and a lot of my bakes are for charity so its a lovely feeling to be able to help with something I love doing and also because I love spending time baking with my granddaughter Maggie. I grew up with Homepride and as they say don’t change what doesn’t need fixing! My favourite cake to make is a giant cupcake- I love decorating them!
I'm Mat Riley. I split my time between being a dad, a fire fighter and baker!
I first started to bake as I found it a really great way to relax whilst not at the fire station. The more interested I got in baking the more seriously I took it. It’s the ultimate passion as baking has no end, there’s always new recipes to try and techniques to master! I use Homepride because it’s the best of British and as it’s pre sieved it saves me time!!
I think my favourite cake to bake is also my favourite cake to eat, carrot cake. It was one of the first proper cakes I mastered and it's an absolute crowd pleaser!
My name is Sarah Sibley and I am a baker, cake artist, blogger & baking writer based in Winchester, Hampshire. I set up my blog: www.bakewithsarah.com at the end of 2014 and have been creating recipes and tutorials ever since. I also write for a number of baking and cake magazines as well as demonstrating at cake shows such as Cake International.
I bake because I really enjoy it, especially creating new recipes and flavour combinations. Luckily my husband and kids are always happy to be taste testers! I grew up with Homepride when I used to bake with my Mum as a child. I have tried various other makes over the years, but none of them have ever persuaded me to change from Homepride. Even though I’ve spent years coming up with weird and wonderful flavours, for me you still can’t beat a good old lemon drizzle cake!
I'm Britt Whyatt AKA She Who Bakes. Baker, Blogger, Recipe Developer, Author, Presenter, Sugarcraft & Baking Tutor, International Public Speaker & Mental Health Advocate.
I started baking in 2010 when I was recovering from an operation and when I had severe depression and social anxiety. Baking made me happier than anything I had ever done. I loved it and baked every day! In fact, I never stopped. Baking has saved my life and I absolutely love the joy and creativity of it all. And eating cakes too, of course!
Homepride is a great flour to work with that produces soft cakes and tasty bakes. Its 100% British wheat is also a great plus!
My favourite cake is a nice, zesty lemon drizzle cake with fondant icing and jelly lemon slices!