Howard Middleton

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHoward Middleton is an amateur baker from Sheffield who is best known for being the victim of Custardgate on the fourth series of the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off.

Howard first began baking as a child and has become passionate about promoting a new, more inclusive way of baking, creating food for the specific dietary needs of his mum and dad, and the incredibly challenging birthday cake requests of his nieces.

As a contestant on the fourth series of The Great British Bake Off, he immediately caught the public’s attention with his first bake – a gluten free passion fruit and coconut sandwich cake and, as the series progressed, his quirky style and love of unusual ingredients won him many fans and over 17,000 followers on Twitter.

Howard has since appeared at a number of food festivals, including the BBC Good Food Show, and is currently teaching an introduction to gluten-free baking at Hartington’s School of Food and Drink in Bakewell.

Howard’s first book, DELICIOUS GLUTEN-FREE BAKING, was published by Little, Brown in 2015.