Raeesa Khatree is an ex-lawyer turned health store worker from Brisbane - and a contestant in series 3 of The Great Australian Bake Off.
In amongst the aisles of a Brisbane health food store lies a sugary surprise many aren’t expecting – sweet tooth and baking fanatic Raeesa. The mum-of-two, who moved to Australia 10 years ago from South Africa, fell in love with baking three years ago while she was working as a lawyer, and is a fan of all things sweet and naughty.
“I just love baking cakes, cakes and more cakes!” laughs Rae, who helps out with the running of her father-in-law’s health food store. “Vanilla bean is my absolute go to and features in everything I make. My motto is it should taste as good as it looks.” Her two children are massive fans of their mum’s passion, particularly her profiteroles. “They are the reason I got into baking because of their crazy requests for birthday cakes!” she explains. “And my mum and grandma are extremely creative, beyond my depth.”
As for having her creations judged by Matt and Maggie, Rae is hoping the feedback will be as sweet as her bakes.“I have butterflies in my tummy to be honest!” she says. “I’m completely overwhelmed by the level of talent of the other bakers.”... Read more.