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Well, hello there!

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

If you've got this far, I figured you may like to learn a little something about me.

I'm Susie, a forty-ish (increasingly 'ish' I'm afraid) wife to Mike and a mother of three kids (Josh aged 16, Ben aged 15 and Sam who is now 2 and 1/4 - and before you ask, yes, it was a surprise, but a fantastically lovely one). Mike, Josh and Ben are well versed in my baking addiction and resolutely perform the job of my chief taste testers. Well, Josh and Ben do usually as long as chocolate is involved somewhere. Sam is developing a more adventurous palette.

My interest in food and cookery goes way, way back and there's nothing I love more than spending time pottering around the kitchen. I have collected around 600 cookbooks, and recently have been focussing more on home baking (because it really is easy to create something wonderful to share with family and friends!).

Groaning bookshelves!
This blog is my way of documenting my exploits and adventures - good and bad. It began during my time on maternity leave (a bit of a clichĂ©, I know), when I needed to find a 'project' to keep me sane. Now I'm back in my day job, which can be pretty stressful at times, I still want to keep baking and blogging, time permitting, as it is my way of relaxing.

I have a domestic kitchen, which (as an admittedly close second to my family) is my pride and joy; I can happily lose myself all day pottering around.

My favourite piece of kit is my KitchenAid Stand Mixer - it's a KSM90 Model bought in 2003 in gunmental. I love it, and have recently updated it with a glass bowl. One of my essential kitchen purchases was a BeaterBlade. This is essentially a sturdy plastic version of the paddle blade attachment, but with two flexible rubber blades, which help scrape down the sides of the bowl as you mix. Since I bought mine, KitchenAid have launched their own version - it is metal but only has one flexible blade and while it's pretty good, I favour the BeaterBlade. It has made one of the more tedious issues with a stand mixer disappear! If you're interested, I can't recommend it highly enough!

I also have a Kenwood K-mix hand blender which is a real workhorse but sometimes seems a little too powerful. It recently replaced a Kenwood handmixer which was the first electrical kitchen gadget I bought back in 1989!

If you're interested in my baking cupboard, you can read a little more about that here.

I take photos for the blog using a Fujifilm Finepix S3400HD. I'm not a great photographer, but do my best to produce shots which hopefully show you as much as I can while still looking interesting and (sometimes, maybe?) beautiful, and am trying to learn as much as I can.

If you have any queries, you can email me via the button on the blog or just type susie[at]foldintheflour[dot]com.

With that out of the way, why don't you grab a cuppa, pull up a chair, and explore my baking world a bit more? 

Hope you enjoy your visit!

:) xx


  1. Interested to see you have books that I have also. I also have a Kitchenaid, a candy apple red one, and I too have the beaterblade, wouldn't be without it now. Jeannette

  2. Hi Jeanette, thanks for stopping by my blog. Oh, I' love the candy apple red! There's so many colours to choose from now, I don't think I could decide though! The beater blade is great. I have tried the KitchenAid one now, and that's pretty good, but I prefer the double blade. :)


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