Kitty Tait (18) and her Dad Al (50) live in Watlington, Oxfordshire and between them run the Orange Bakery. From the most original flavoured sourdough (miso and sesame, fig and walnut) to huge piles of cinnamon buns and Marmite and cheese swirls the shop sells out every day and the queues stretch down the street. Four years ago Kitty was at school and Al worked at Oxford University but when Kitty became so ill she couldn’t leave the house the two discovered baking and in particular sourdough. Chronicled in Kitty’s Instagram @kittytaitbaker they went from a small subscription service to pop up’s to a shop. Along the way Kitty got better, a Corgi got involved and Al realised that he was now a baker not a teacher.
Their story is chronicled in their book Breadsong published by Bloomsbury in April 2022.