Get to know Sarah
Meet the lovely Sarah, and follow her on Instagram @sarahsslice
Sarah is an amazing baker who absolutely loves baking, her story is definitely worth sharing! She has an array of recipes that cater to all tastes which I am sure you will love, so head to her blog.
When did you start baking?
Baking has always been a passion of mine, it started at an early age influenced by my grandma and Mum. Memories of my Grandma Nora baking something special for afternoon tea or helping my Mum baking at home are memories I hold very dearly.
What does baking mean to you?
Baking means a lot to me. I have suffered chronic pain most of my life, baking puts me in my happy place especially now I have my blog. I can create new things and bake family favourites at my own pace with no pressure to deliver results at a specific time. The only pressure I have now is making recipes that are 100% reproducible and of course really tasty. My blog really has given me a new lease of life!
What’s your most fond memory of baking?
At secondary school I really enjoyed our cooking lessons especially the baking. During one of these lessons we were asked to bake a date and walnut cake. My best friend and I were waiting by the oven eager to inspect the fruits of our labour. The timer went off, we both reached for the oven gloves and retrieved our cakes. I was overjoyed to see that mine had risen beautifully and looked delicious. With a big smile on my face, bursting with pride I turned to my best friend. I looked at her cake which had sunken in the middle and a little sad looking then back at mine. She looked down at my cake and back at hers. I really didn’t know what to say, her face was a picture. Thinking on my feet I smiled at my friend and said “I bet it will taste delicious”.
Do you have a favourite recipe to bake?
I love Bakewell Tart. Its always been one of my favourite sweet treats. My first attempt at a Bakewell tart was when I was in the Girl Guides and it was award winning!!! I remember being very proud of my certificate and still have it to this day. Nowadays any recipe with almonds in is a winner for me but this recipe will always be a special one for me and my childhood memories. I’m always playing with the taste combinations in the Bakewell but I always come back to the original recipe. I’ve even made an iced Bakewell slice version from my original recipe for that extra special treat.
What advice would you give to new bakers?
I think the best advice I could give to new bakers is to read the recipe properly at least once before you start. Follow each step exactly before moving on to the next. I get a lot of lovely feedback on my recipes saying they are really clear and easy to follow. I try to write them clearly and add step by step photos for people that want to see clearly what they are trying to achieve at each step.
Sarah's favourite bake
A scrumptious Bakewell tart perfect for sharing, if you want! 😂🙈 For more of Sarah's bakes click here