About Emma Mary's Kitchen
As an amateur home cook, I won Balmoral Hotel Belfast Masterchef 2017. I now have my own cake and cupcake business and offer a catering service for small functions/business lunches.
Taking part in the competition spurred me on to do more with food, I had always wanted to have my own business and nothing makes me happier than when I baking, cooking or creating a cake so I started Emma Mary's Kitchen. The name of the business is quite simple. It all started in my home kitchen, my happy place, so I wanted to honour that.
I love to create my own recipes, especially desserts or anything involving buffalo chicken and I have shared lots of my own recipes on this site too.
I also like to grow some of my own fruit and vegetables which I use in my recipes. I try to use local ingredients for most of my food, because they taste better!
My cooking and baking influences and ideas come from all over, from traditional recipes I learned from my mum and growing up in Ireland, to my flatmates and friends when I was a student in Scotland and my travels/holidays.
I hope some of my recipes will prove helpful or provide some ideas. I have found so many recipes over the years which I think can over complicate simple food or don't provide alternatives, so I am hoping to avoid that. I try to add alternatives to some of my recipes to make life easier but if you have any queries or questions feel free to contact me.