Hi there, I’m Jess.
An Aussie girl living in sunny Sydney. I didn’t grow up baking in the kitchen but my love for food has been real for as long as I can remember.
I started Sweetest Menu on a whim in 2014, but now I couldn’t imagine my life without it ❤️ This is where you will find all my favourite recipes. They have been tested, developed and eaten in my very own kitchen.
My bakes are heavily inspired by my travels. In 2011, my husband and I took our first trip to the States and our lives were changed. We tried all kinds of things we had never had before, from banana pudding at Magnolia Bakery to red velvet cake, smores milkshakes and New York cheesecake.
There were so many flavours and combinations I had never seen or tasted. I soon became obsessed with American-style baking.
Last year, we took our first trip to Europe, and were truly taken with the pastries in Paris and the pasta in Florence. We came back home and realised some food would never ever be the same. The gelato, croissants, even just a plain tomato, were out-of-this-world.
My travels, combined with my never-ending hunger and raging sweet tooth, are what drives my constant need to create in the kitchen. But make no mistake, Sweetest Menu is much more about you than it is me.
The fact that people from all over the world are making my recipes and sharing them with their family and friends is what gets me up in the morning. Over the years, I’ve learnt just how important dessert is, and how impactful a good recipe can be on someone’s life.
Happy baking, Jess xx
P.S. Sydney is an amazing city, with world-class beaches and fabulous food. Come visit!
(Interested in working with Jess? Find out more here).