Sheffield-born Howard Middleton has been baking since childhood. He first caught the public’s attention on series 4 of the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off and he went on to win their affection with his quirky style and love of unusual ingredients.
Who can forget Mary Berry’s face when Howard introduced her to baking with hemp? Often remembered as the victim of the infamous 'Custardgate’ incident, Howard even managed to produce some successful bakes, including a tea-flavoured biscuit tower shaped like a pagoda and a Black Forest cake complete with a chocolate bear.
Howard has been a popular panelist on Bake Off’s spin-off show An Extra Slice and he regularly demonstrates at food festivals and shows across the country.
His first book, ‘Delicious Gluten-Free Baking’ was published in September 2015 and he is a regular writer for the Great British Chefs website.