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Jeni Iannetta’s wonderful, award winning Bad Girl Bakery is situated at Muir Of Ord where she dishes out the most unapologetically generous and indulgent cakes, bakes, biscuits and savouries. A self-taught baker, Jeni sees baking as an occasional indulgence, a process that brings joy. Her pragmatic approach offers variations to most recipes, and ways to transform dishes for a vegan or gluten free diet. Having built up a successful wholesale business with contracts to supply the Caledonian Sleeper and National Trust for Scotland, the Covid-19 crisis forced a reshaping of the business with the cafe at it’s heart. This has allowed Jeni to focus on what she loves: creating indulgent bakes with generous fillings, seasonal twists and innovative flavour combinations. The bakery’s name gently pokes fun at people who frown on indulgence - or as Jeni says, ‘You know, the people who tut and say, ‘Oh, you bad girl,’ when you reach for a treat’.
Jeni published her first cookbook, Bad Girl Bakery , in 2021.
Kirsten is a passionate, straight-talking, award-winning Head Chef from New Zealand living and working in the Cairngorms in Scotland. She made her name as owner and chef of Aviemore’s much missed Mountain Cafe, and now runs KJ’s Bothy Bakery in Grantown-on-Spey, making bread, cakes and bakes for the lucky residents and visiting walkers, climbers and tourists, as well as running a subscription service for customers across the UK.
She is the author of The Mountain Cafe Cookbook, published in 2017.