Bath midwife Laura Kirkman delivers some tasty recipes for tiffin
Babies aren't the only things that have been delivered at work by a Bath widwife.
Keen foodie Laura Kirkman has been treating her colleagues as she completes work on her first cook book.
Laura, 32, who is based at the Combe Down Surgery at Sulis Meadows, has just published her first recipe book – dedicated entirely to tiffin.
Called Tiffintastic, the book includes 12 recipes – one for each month of the year, with seasonal recipes for Easter and Christmas as well as new flavours such as white chocolate and ginger, and earl grey.
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Laura said: "I started making tiffin about five years ago for friends and events and people never wanted anything else and it stemmed from that.
"Then people started asking for certain types of tiffin for certain events and that's where the idea of 12 different recipes came from."
She added: "There isn't a book like it on the market. It's very on trend with people wanting to bake but there wasn't a book talking solely about tiffin."
The book has taken four years and many hours of experimenting to compile, as Laura researched all manner of different potential recipes.
She said: "My work colleagues have been the guinea pigs and got to taste all the different recipes. It's been quite intensive playing around with things to see what works and what people prefer."
Tiffin is defined as a form of cake-like confection composed of crushed biscuits – usually digestives, sugar, syrup, raisins and cocoa powder, often covered with a layer of melted chocolate.
Unlike conventional cakes, tiffin does not require baking. Instead, following preparation of the mixture, the confection is chilled until it sets.
Because of this, many people refer to tiffin as fridge cake.
It is so popular, Cadbury's introduced a tiffin bar as part of its Dairy Milk range.
Tiffintastic is a family affair and has been published by Quick Brown Fox Publications which is owned by Laura's brother Adam.
Tiffintastic is priced £11.99 and is available from Oldfield Park Bookshop and other independent book shops in the city, as well as on Amazon.