My name is Maryann (MaryDee is a play on my name) and yes i am a dessert foodie!
Desserts have always had a special place in my heart, going back waaaaay before my wholefood days. I have been a passionate, self taught baker for the past 12 years and started creating regular desserts to satisfy my baking itch.
My inspiration/passion for baking stems from the colourful and intrinsic characteristics of french patisserie. Going back to the beautiful desserts of Marie Antoinette days, then following through to my inspiration of Pierre Hermes beautiful creations.My desserts are in no way close to french patisserie, but the teachings and elements are used in my recipes. I love the quirky nature of Adriano Zumbo, he’s desserts are amazing and i love his individuality.
So that is where i initially attained my inspiration to begin my baking journey and then followed through with my new found passion by building my bookshelf with a whole heap of educational pastry arts books. I have also read countless amounts of dessert blogs, tried desserts from pretty much every culture and i love anything that is considered unusual or “outside the box”.
So basically, after i had my 2nd child in 2013, i took at turn to wholefoods and immediately become engrossed with all this new information on all these wonderful nourishing unrefined ingredients. Of course thats when my journey into creating clean treats, that didn’t compromise on taste began. (I must say though, i do have a flexible way of consuming my desserts and still occasionally indulge in those delicious french pastries!)
My ambition for creating MaryDee Foodie was to be able to provide everyone delicious desserts, while still being conscious of the ingredients in them and without compromising on taste. The treats I make are all about the flavours and textures that I personally love and that pretty much represent me.
My treats are made with mostly organic, wholefood ingredients, that contain no nasties, and have made a variety to suit different diets, so everyone can enjoy!
All my desserts are hand made by me & my partner in Melbourne, using premium quality ingredients, to maximise the intensity and complexity of all the flavours.
I truly hope my desserts give you a pleasant and memorable experience!