I also got to meet one of my baking heroes, Dan Lepard an Australian-born baker who now lives, bakes and teaches in London.
I turned into a bit of a groupie for the day and took in my copy of his baking bible, Short and Sweet, and got him to sign it.
It’s a fantastic book if you are interested in baking. It has easy to follow recipes, plus some science to help you understand why things work (or why not) with a bit of old-fashioned wisdom as well.
If you like baking bread he also has several great books on handmade bread.
Hmm … I feel the urge for a sweet treat coming on!