A few days ago, when I found myself regretting that there was enough home-made chocolate gateau and freshly baked bread to last us another few days and I therefore had no excuse to don my apron and get baking, I realised it was time to put my obsession into words. Partly, to give myself something baking-related to do when I’m not actually baking, but I hope it will also become a place for kindred bakers to come to when they’ve run out of eggs on a Sunday afternoon. A bakers anonymous, if you like. Except that it’s not about abstaining. Quite the contrary.