My half-baked idea

This is the story of how I attempt to heal the mummy-shaped hole in my heart, and patch it up with pastry, bread dough and icing.

My name is Livvy, I’m 28, and I’m based in East London.

All images, text, and recipes on this site are owned by me, unless otherwise stated. Please contact me at oliviapotts [at] gmail [dot] com if you’d like to reproduce any of them. I’m represented by Zoe Ross at United Agents, and am available for freelance writing, recipes, recipe development and commissions.


You can also find me being The Vintage Chef over at the Spectator.

You can follow me on twitter for blow-by blow accounts of my baking journey  @_Poots_, see my works in progress on Instagram @ahalfbakedidea, or see what’s firing up my hobs on Pinterest.

If you’ve tried one of my recipes and loved it, I’m dying to know – but if you’ve tried a recipe of mine and it hasn’t worked, that’s even more important. Please let me know in the comments what went right, what went wrong, and what you’d like to see me do next.

Livvy x