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Saku Chandrasekara

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Outer Bailey Demonstration Stage - Outer Bailey

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Saku Chandrasekera & Nicky Laceby former contestants of the Great British Bake Off

Saku Chandrasekera

Sri Lankan-born Saku places the traditional flavours of her heritage at the heart of her baking – particularly the curry spices, which she claims make for the best pie fillings, while liberal sprinklings of cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg find their way into her sweeter bakes.

At her family home in Sri Lanka, Saku didn’t have an oven until she was 18, so she turned to baking only when she moved with her husband to the UK, in 2003, and particularly when she became a mum – rustling up treats for her children’s lunchboxes by replicating the snacks she saw in the supermarket.

Self-taught, she is now a dab hand with a whisk and relishes using her homegrown ingredients from her pride and joy – her vegetable patch in Herefordshire. 

Follow Saku on Instagram @simplysakus

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