Lemon & Bark
Challenged in the baking department? Try one of these foolproof home kits from brand new local business Lemon & Bark - and check out their gorgeous selection of bakeware to serve them on!
Anyone who’s tried one of my cakes, will know that baking is not one of my strengths – my first three attempts at a lockdown banana loaf ended in disaster, not to mention an ill-fated batch of brownies that not even my cat would touch. Let’s just say I’m no domestic goddess, which is why I love the idea behind brand new Oxfordshire biz Lemon & Bark, named after founder Iona’s favourite cake and beloved dogs.
Lemon & Bark sells easy-peasy bake-at-home kits that come with all the dry ingredients needed in the recipes (try carrot cake muffins, banana bread, pistachio shortbread and more), all measured on the nose to avoid fatal miscalculations. Each kit also comes with a lovely personal story behind each bake, plus you can find a curated selection of baking accessories on the site – from cake stands and covers to chopping boards – to display your creations.
The kits are ideal for novice or, ahem, terrible bakers, plus they come beautifully packaged and would make a great gift alongside something from the online store. The Great British Bake Off, here I come!