Hi! My name is Ashley Patel. Growing up, I spent the majority of my summers in The Hamptons. One of my fondest memories were the rainy days. Most kids were upset because they wanted to go to the pool or to the beach, but on those days my Mom would cheer us up by baking. We would bake cakes, pies, cookies, you name it! These became some of my favorite memories of my childhood and developed my passion and love for baking.
When I moved to Manhattan in my twenties, I’d always end up baking for all of my friend’s special occasions (birthday’s, brunches, work parties, housewarmings, etc.). It got to a point where I was either baking something for a special event or teaching a friend how to bake something almost every weekend, varying from Tsoureki (Greek Easter bread) to chocolate whipped cream stuffed cupcakes. Then a dear friend of mine finally suggested that I start a baking blog to share my story, my recipes, and to help those of you that want to learn…and then Hamptons Homemade was born!
So please, enjoy and feel free to reach out to me if there is a special recipe that you’d like me to try or if you’d like me to bake something for one of your special events!