K & J bakes:
This is a blog to share my attempts at recreating and properly documenting my dad’s classic and well-loved recipes: some rarely seen nowadays in cafe windows, let alone being offered by restaurants. Recipes are followed exactly how my dad marked them down, with occasional tweaks and updates for a more modern twist. No compromises on taste though.
Kong – my dad – is a former Head Pastry Chef for the Swiss hotel-restaurant brand Mövenpick in Canada before owning his own bakery, Dessert Lovers. Fun fact: he didn’t start out in the food industry. He started off as a teacher before getting his Masters in Chemistry. He is now retired and enjoys baking on occasion between his time making wine, following the NBA and critiquing my baking methods.
I’ve flown the nest more than 5 years ago from Canada, and while being across the pond in London, I’ve come to miss and appreciate my dad’s baking more than ever. When I’m not working 9-6, I spend my time exploring London’s food scene and baking birthday cakes for lucky family members, friends, or colleagues.