Hi! Ann here. I was born in France and moved to Brooklyn, NY when I was 5 years old. One of the most vivid memories I have of living in France is going to the bakery with my mom and walking back home with a baguette or two in hand. I was never patient enough to wait until we got home to crack into the fresh baguette, so of course I started eating it on the way home.
If living in or visiting France doesn’t impart a love for baked goods on you, I don’t know what will. I’ll never forget the taste of a freshly buttered croissant, or the warmth of homemade French chocolate!
I developed a minor egg allergy a little later on in life. Not knowing how serious the allergy was (I was traumatized after realizing I had a peanut allergy the hard way), I stayed away from pretty much all baked goods.
One day, I took it upon myself to search for eggless recipes. Mind you, food blogs were still a relatively new concept then! I found a red velvet cupcake recipe and decided to try it out. I fell in love with the amount of precision that comes with baking and the beautiful results that came out of those carefully curated steps.
I’ve been an on and off baker since then, but my love for baking was rekindled after watching The Great British Bake Off. Imagine – of all the things to re-awaken a passion – a baking reality show!
I loved the way everyone called their finished products “bakes” — so much so that I decided to use the word “bake” in the same way for this blog. I am essentially showing you my bake of the day through Bake du Jour. 🙂
Bake du Jour is not just a blog (though of course I hope to impart a similar love of baked goods upon you all) — it’s a way for me to document my growth as a baker, photographer, and writer.
Here’s to a long and fruitful journey with Bake du Jour!