I’m delighted to welcome you to Happy Baking Days, a brand-new food blog that aims to provide simple and delicious recipes, as well as stories and curiosities from my kitchen.

I’m Katy. I have started Happy Baking Days for several reasons, but mainly because a wonderful group of bloggers – led by ‘head chef’ Family Foodie – have welcomed me into a group called Sunday Supper, which features a weekly Twitter chat all about food. The kind comments I received about my recipes finally gave me the confidence to start this blog.

Happy Baking Days aims to be as light and lovely as it sounds. I have amateur baking knowledge gained from years spent in the kitchen with my grandma and mum, where I graduated slowly from dusting work surfaces with flour and licking the spatula to the finer arts of pastry and meringue. Now in my own kitchen, I put all those years of training into practice, experimenting with recipes and ingredients from around the world.

So roll up your sleeves, join me in the cooking journey, and create some edible magic together, whether you’re a seasoned chef or a kitchen newbie.