Brooke has recipe for success

KIRKCALDY;'Brooke and Joy Simpson. Brooke (11) wrote a baking book to raise money for breast cancer unit at QMH after her mum had breast cancer.'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON
KIRKCALDY;'Brooke and Joy Simpson. Brooke (11) wrote a baking book to raise money for breast cancer unit at QMH after her mum had breast cancer.'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON
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A KIRKCALDY schoolgirl has proved baking can be a piece of cake - by writing her own recipe book.

And not only has Brooke Simpson compiled the cookbook herself, but she’s also giving all the proceeds from sales to charity.

Brooke (11) decided to compile the book, in aid of the breast cancer care unit at Queen Margaret Hospital, after her mum Joy was diagnosed with breast cancer, completing her treatment two years ago.

Brooke, a first-year pupil at Balwearie High School, told the Press: “I put it together on my own, but asked family and friends for recipe donations if there was anything they wanted to contribute.

Treated

“I wanted to do something to raise money for that unit, because that’s where my mum was treated.

“I enjoy baking and it’s something I do a lot of, and I really enjoyed doing the book.”

The book - ‘The Breast Baking Book in the Land’ - contains dozens of recipes, everything from breads and tea loafs to chocolate whoopie pies and cinnamon cake, with a dedication at the front from Brooke.

It reads: “My family and I are very grateful for what they did and therefore I would like to raise money for them so it can help other people in the way it helped my mum.”

Printed free

The books, which were printed free by McGilvray Printers in Dysart, cost £4 each, and are available to buy from Miss Maude or Carlton Bakers in the Mercat.

Joy (51), said: “I’m very proud of Brooke. She’s already sold over 100 copies and we’ve just had another hundred printed, so it’s going well.

“Brooke’s already said she wants to do another one so we are thinking of a savoury recipe book, and hopefully that will go down just as well!”