Hi there! Welcome to Emma Duckworth Bakes
Here you’ll find approachable, classic dessert recipes with a new and modern twist to be enjoyed by the home baker.
Recipes are inspired by seasonal ingredients, unique flavour pairings and international influences.
The bakes and sweet treats within these pages are meant to be enjoyed with family and friends (I won’t tell if you don’t want to share!)
A Little Background About Me
Let’s start with a proper hello, though … hi! I’m Emma Duckworth, and I’m the recipe developer, food stylist and photographer behind this desserts food blog. I’m a lover of all French treats and can’t say no to a Chocolate Madeleine!
I’m half French and half British, and these two influences in my life have instinctively led me to love both British and European bakes (and hence my love affair with the French food culture).
Mum was an exceptional cook growing up, exposing my brother and I to a multitude of global flavours. As a family, we led a truly international life living as expats in the Philippines, Hong Kong and India – as you can imagine, an incredible experience as a kid growing up.
On my gap year in Australia, I met and fell in love with a local boy and we called Sydney home for 15 years.
Here my career as an interior decorator and prop stylist developed. Yet, it wasn’t until we moved back to London, UK, that my passion for baking and photography turned into a career. My husband Anthony and three young daughters, Malia, Lani and Coco, have taken the job as taste testers very seriously!!
This space is a culmination of years surrounded by European, Asian and Antipodean influence and my ultimate love of baking.
About the blog
But you’ll also find recipes with more advanced techniques for when you have more time on your hands and want to expand your horizons, such as:
- various Doughs & Pastries
I guide you through the recipes with step by step photos and detailed instructions and share info-packed How To Posts so that you too can feel confident in creating these recipes at home.
I’m a brand ambassador for the well known and loved Bonne Maman brand and regularly create recipes and imagery for Kitchen Aid, Nielsen Massey Vanilla, Waitrose, Lyle’s Golden Syrup, Tala Cookware and Yellow Tail Wines, to name a few.
I wrote, developed and photographed a baking cookbook called ‘Simply Sweet Nostalgic Bakes’. Inside, you'll find 55 classic recipes that take you down memory lane but have been re-created with exciting new flavour combinations.
My Camera Gear
I currently shoot with a Canon 6D. The three lenses I use are a Canon f/1.4 50mm lens (I use this one all the time) and my Canon f/2.8 24-70mm (great for over head shots), and Canon f/2.8 100mm (for those gorgeous close-ups)
I truly hope that you enjoy rifling through my blog like the well-worn pages of a family cookbook. Let’s bake together and create a little magic in the kitchen that you can enjoy in the afternoon, as an after-dinner treat, to celebrate a milestone or simply as an everyday snack.