I am a full time husband and father with a passion for food. I have never worked in a restaurant, bakery, and never taught by anyone other than doing a lot of research. I still remember trying to learn to make pizza. That led to baking bread (poorly I might add), a few cakes and other desserts, more bread, and finally to a point where I feel confident in saying that I make a pretty mean pizza. I also bake bread; don’t know if I mentioned that yet. 🙂

I pay attention to every ingredient I use making sure they are the best I can get. In fact, in our kitchen we do our very best to use only organic ingredients. My food philosophy is that by using organic ingredients there’s a better chance of getting the best quality in your food.

The recipes on this site will be created by me, unless otherwise noted, and I test them to make sure they work more than once so you can attempt these in your kitchen and get great results.

While I have never been trained in food I am an avid researcher so I try to know as much as I can about the ingredients and processes that go into these recipes.

Want to contact me? You can do that by writing me derik @ house of bakes.com.

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3 thoughts on “About”

  1. You really know how to make bread look so good! A natural talent. I tried making bread (with active yeast) a few weeks ago and sadly it was an epic fail. Looking forward to all of your tips!

    1. Thank you so much Connie. I hope they are a help. I will have to keep reading your blog for all the cake skills. 🙂

  2. I’m about to try making ciabatta this weekend or next and am just new to sour dough so love that people like you are sharing what they learn so pinning it so I can keep learning and maybe get something almost as good as yours. Thank you so much! I just made my 4th sour dough loaf last weekend and I was really happy with it although not perfect yet. Tasted amazing though!

    Feel free to share more pictures or info with me. I can’t see that you have a place to subscribe.

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