Flour, eggs, butter and sugar may seem like simple ingredients, but for Paula Stonoga it’s a recipe for transformation.

The pastry chef at Kirk Market delights in sharing her skills and recipes with the community, as well as inspiring the next generation.

Photos: Stephen Clarke

“Baking is my passion, and there are so many people who would like to bake as a profession but can’t afford to study,” she says. “That’s why I want to empower them.”

She holds grassroots baking and cooking sessions for free on her days off, supplying all the ingredients for her made-from-scratch recipes.

“I teach them how to bake breads, cakes or desserts in their home, using their own oven and utensils,” she says.

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