‘I am a great believer in using local produce and in Armagh and Northern Ireland generally we have the best. I was brought up in the Armagh countryside, the eldest of nine siblings [eight of whom work in ‘The Yellow Door’ business].
There’s an incredible tradition of baking in this area, perhaps because it has passed down the generations and thus survived the demise of the village bakery. I absorbed that tradition as a young child from my grandmother, Joy, who was a fantastic baker. She used to mix the ingredients together by eye and when I questioned her on the quantities she would say things like, “as much baking soda as will fit in the heart of your hand.’