Anyone with a love of food and an Instagram account cannot fail to have seen some of the beautiful creations from global Instagram sensation Julie Jones.
After retraining as a chef between 2008-2010, and following an inspiring stage at the Fat Duck in 2009, Julie’s dream was to work within Michelin starred kitchens. However, soon after completing her studies; she married, was expecting her second child and her mother was diagnosed with an aggressive form of dementia.
As a job involving long hours in a high-pressure kitchen was not going to be possible, instead she chose to put her career on hold look to after her family. While caring for her Mum, Julie started baking with her as a mutual form of therapy. She shared images of their baking days on Instagram and poured out her feelings to her growing number of followers. Soon, her eye-catching bakes and emotional outpourings were resonating with people across the world, gaining her a large and loyal fanbase, which led to her debut cookbook Soulful Baker being published in 2017.
Julie works tirelessly to raise awareness of dementia, highlighting the positive powers that baking has on its sufferers and raising money for dementia related charities. In 2018 Julie was awarded the prestigious OFM award for Best Instagram Feed. In between family life, Julie runs successful supper clubs and teaches.
Julie’s second book The Pastry School was published in the Spring this year.
On the class you will make 2 pastry topped pies, one with a beautiful lattice design and the other with her striking feathers as well as two fruit topped tarts, one decorated with apple roses and rhubarb which features on the cover of her new book and a stunning panna cotta tart decorate with a circlet of fruit.