The Lone Baker is me... Jeniffer Paxton. Living in the leafy eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia with my family and beloved pugs Maggie May and Gallifrey. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue in 2002. I believe a positive attitude & finding something you are passionate about within the boundaries imposed by the Fibromyalgia, not only helps with pain management but also gives you a sense of fulfillment whilst working towards recovery.
My passion is baking; from Julia Child's 8 hour brioche to ripping open a can of Betty Crocker Frosting and don't get me started on my favourite pastry guys David Lebovitz and Dan Lepard unless you have a spare hour or three. I hope you will join me for recipes, baking tips, techniques, book reviews & more.
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The Reluctant Sous Chef is Daniel Paxton-Zahra the 20 year old stepson of The Lone Baker. Weighing up firstly how good the food at the end will be, Daniel’s assistance comes with a series of questions, “How long will it take?” “Can we add more chocolate?” "Is it cheesecake?" “How long to go now?” “Is there anymore chocolate?”
Daniel’s true passion is for filmmaking, a past film student at RMIT Daniels talents include writing, producing and directing as illustrated here in the trailer for his anti Twilight tale 'Flower of a Vampire'.
Daniel’s earlier VCE (High School Final) Film 'PremoNotion'
All eggs used in the baking are free range from The Lone Bakers backyard chicken's.
Special thanks to: Emma, David & Sarah Darlison, Deborah Zahra, Jodie, Deb Giles & Christine Cook for support, encouragement, ideas & feedback. To Cindy Darlison a lifelong friend and super smart working mother of three who is always there for me despite her busy schedule... thank you.
Photography & Food Styling: Daniel Paxton-Zahra & Jeniffer Paxton