My mother had a coffee shop in Bolivia since I was 10 years old. She liked to bake everything herself so she taught me from a young age. The recipes she taught me were used by her mother. Her products included cakes, pastries and cookies. I am proud of my Bolivian heritage and the cuisine we enjoy.
There is a twist in the tale. I also offer a vegan alternative to the South African Milk Tart. This is called a Cinnamon Tart and is similar to a Custart Tart.
All my recipes are based on the knowledge passed onto me by my mother and other popular Bolivian street food. I decided to cook and sell my products when it dawned on me that my food was of good quality and enjoyable to eat. I use my family as a sound board when I want to launch new products. My range of products is sold at festivals and street markets in Essex and a monthly vegan market in Kent.
I don’t think I could have made it this far without the ongoing support and understanding of my family and friends.