Blake Lively's favourite hobby is baking.

The 'Gossip Girl' star - who is perhaps better known for her fashion sense than culinary skills - admitted Martha Stewart and British chef Nigella Lawson are her "idols".

She explained: "Martha Stewart's my idol. I like Nigella Lawson too. And of course, Paula Deen - butter, butter, butter! The only time I really go on the internet is for recipes."

The blonde beauty also revealed plans to open her own restaurant and bakery in the future, stating she ensures she takes cookery classes in every place she travels to in order to get to know different cultures.

Blake added to Allure magazine: "I want to have a brunch place, a bakery, and a Southern restaurant - because my family's from Georgia - and then I want a place that is all-over-the-world cuisine.

"I take a cooking class everywhere I travel. I find it's the best way to get to know a culture."