A YOUNG pastry chef from Windermere has taken a unique approach to a much-loved English tradition.

Rosie Holliday, 22, has taken the plunge into self-employment, delivering sandwiches and scones to people's front doors.

Having trained on pastry for two years at Kendal College and spent time working at Gilpin Hotel and Lindeth Howe, Rosie noticed that afternoon tea was always very popular.

"People love to treat themselves," she said. "There's a little bit of everything and there's no better place to have one than in the Lake District.

"I think it's a great idea for people who struggle to go out for afternoon tea, like people in residential homes or mobility problems."

Working from her parent's kitchen, Rosie delivers the afternoon tea at a convenient time for the customer and then returns to collect the stand.

She has said that she tries to use as many local ingredients as she can, including Lancashire cheese and Cumberland sausage.

Although many chefs struggle with working on the pastry section, Rosie has evidently excelled in it.

"I enjoy pastry because it never gets boring," she said. "Theres always new flavours and recipes to try and I look forward to seeing the final result."

A normal afternoon tea from 'Rosie's Homebakes', which costs £10 per person, includes fresh sandwiches and a homemade sausage roll, a scone, homemade jam, and clotted cream, and four homemade cakes.

She delivers to Bowness, Kendal, and Ambleside and is happy to travel further if requested.