From the catwalk to TV's Queen of Cakes: Lorraine Pascale tells her inspiring story
The former model, who is the star of BBC2's newest cookery hit Baking Made Easy, talks about an upbringing which saw her adopted by a white family and spending time in foster homes.
Recipe: Homemade meringues
This is my failsafe meringue recipe, used here for individual nests. This works well for a pavlova too or for the meringue on top of a lemon meringue pie. You could try something different and stir in a couple of handfuls of roasted chopped hazelnuts to add crunch.
Lorraine's soda bread recipe
This is perhaps the easiest bread to make by hand - with little kneading and no waiting around for it to rise. Treacle gives it an earthy taste, darkens the crumb and crisps up the crust.