Author(s): Poh Ling Yeow
Back to her baking roots for one of Australia's favourite cooking stars. 'I love baking so much I've been known to park myself in front of the oven to watch a cake cook, like television.'
Poh first fell in love with food by learning to bake as a nine year old - she remembers vividly her mum showing her the art of folding flour into her first sponge cake 'just like so' and the skill in lining a tin meticulously. Now, years after Poh's meteoric rise to fame through MasterChef, and hosting her own television shows, Poh's Kitchen and Poh & Co, she returns to her roots, with wooden spoon and mixing bowl in hand. Poh owns and runs Adelaide destination cafe and bakery Jamface, with her bestie, Sarah. She describes the Jamface baking philosophy as the love child between a Parisian patisserie and the Country Women's Association. Here, she shares recipes for 100 of her favourite baked delights. So take the afternoon off, fire up the oven, and join Poh in the meditative process of baking something truly great.
Poh is the Malaysian-born, Australia-raised hugely popular host of TV shows Poh & Co and Poh's Kitchen. She originally came to prominence on the first series of the hit show MasterChef. Poh runs destination bakery cafe Jamface in South Australia, pop-up food events and somehow still finds the time to be an exhibiting fine artist.