This is me Sue I live in a town called Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire. I moved here after living in London for a few years, I was brought up in the Welsh town of Aberystwyth.

I have always loved spending time in the kitchen, I must get that from my mother, although I have only recently had any time to experiment.

I am very much an amateur cook, the only cooking I do is for my family and the odd visiting relative.

The idea to start The Busy Baker came from a mixture of curiosity, how does flour and yeast make bread, the need to feed my family and to reduce the amount of additives we unconsciouly consume.

Even though I have done some baking of cakes - muffins, cupcakes and the odd child's birthday cake - I have never made bread. This is completely new to me so why not join me on my journey of discovery - the good, the bad and the ugly.