My North Leeds Life - Lisa Gair, The Yummy Yank

PUBLISHED: 19:09 14 July 2013 | UPDATED: 19:09 14 July 2013

Bramhope's Yummy Yank Lisa Gair with some of her American desserts...

Bramhope's Yummy Yank Lisa Gair with some of her American desserts...


Lisa Gair is The Yummy Yank, a baker specialising in American desserts. She’s lived in Bramhope for 15 years.

‘I met my husband in London 17 years ago and we moved to Yorkshire two years later. We knew nothing about the place and must have visited every village before we found Bramhope.

‘I discovered a local farmers’ market and decided to bake some cakes to sell every month. Then it became two markets, then three and more and more. The response was amazing and the business has continued to snowball.

‘American cakes are very different. They’re bigger and richer and are packed with flavours and ingredients you might not be too familiar with. But, boy, do you Brits like them.

‘When we found our house here in Bramhope, we knew it was for us immediately. It would take something special to tempt us away. We’re in the foothills of the Dales and very close to Leeds city centre. And we’re lucky enough to be part of a beautiful community. We genuinely have the nicest neighbours in the world. People care about each other, and that’s not something you find everywhere.’

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