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At My Table: Great British Bake Off Winner Edd Kimber

25/09/2013 09:56 | Updated 22 May 2015

Our new food series on Parentdish profiles celebrity chefs, cookery writers and food bloggers.

Edd Kimber won the first ever series of The Great British Bake Off. Since winning the show in 2010 he has released two cookbooks - The Boy Who Bakes and Say It With Cake - and is a regular contributor to food magazines and newsletter supplements.

His recipes and work can be viewed at Theboywhobakes.co.uk.

Describe your cooking style in three words..

Sweet, comforting, nostalgic

The weirdest thing I've ever eaten is...

I had curried lambs' brain once. They were served whole and to my surprise were rather tasty, although I won't be rushing to try them again.

In my cupboard you will always find...

I always have the basics of baking: butter, sugar, eggs etc, so I can always knock up a cake but the best thing about my store cupboard is my chocolate supply. It's one of my favourite ingredients to work with and I normally have around 20kg in the house at one time, it's a chocoholic's dream.

What would you cook for the Queen?

I would make her my Nanna's gingerbread. It is the recipe that means the most to me personally and has an important place within my family. She would also have been so proud to have it served to royalty.

My guilty food pleasure is...

Jordans Crunchy Oat Granola. I spend most of the day in the kitchen testing recipes for different projects and sometimes the last thing I want to do is cook so dinner can sometimes be a bowl of cereal.

Most memorable food experience (so far) is...

My first memory is making mince pies at Christmas with my mum and this has clearly had a big impact on my life. That feeling of comfort and nostalgia is always something I try to put into my work.

For my last meal I would eat...

Probably my mum's apple crumble, my ultimate comfort food.

I would never, ever eat...

There is probably very little I wouldn't try at least once but it would take a lot for me to eat an eyeball.

When I'm home alone I cook...

Pasta. I love Italian food and I make a very simple dish with Nduja (spicy sausage) that is easy to make but full of flavour and one of my go-to dishes when I need a quick meal.

If I had to eat one thing for the rest of my life it would be...

It would probably have to be sourdough bread. One of life's simple pleasures for me is toasted sourdough, butter and a little sprinkling of flaked sea salt.

My kitchen is always...

Full of food and notebooks. My recipes always start with pen and paper and I normally have a couple recipes on the go at all times, so you can always get something sweet to eat at my house.

Number one on my foodie bucket list is...

I really want to travel more and my travel is always based around food. I would love to do a trip exploring the baking of Europe, visiting countries that I know and love like France and discovering the countries I'm less familiar with.

My must have kitchen gadget is...

That has to be my KitchenAid, because I bake every day I would be lost without my trusty mixer

Edd Kimber has created three recipe videos for Jordans Cereal. One for Oat and raisin muffins, another for Honey Nut granola bars and one more for A Strawberry Cheesecake Tart.

You can view them at Jordanscereals.co.uk/recipes.

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