Reaching the final of Masterchef 2007 was a rollercoaster of emotion, with huge highs and lows, but I loved every minute and learnt a huge amount. I owe a great deal to John and Gregg who had faith in my ability when I did not believe in myself. Since competing on the programme my life has changed considerably. I now write cookery columns for two magazines, give cookery demonstrations and am just working on my 13th cook book - unlucky number for some but not for me!!! I love all forms of country cooking, using seasonal and locally sourced produce. This blog is to enable me to share with you a few of my recipes and baking ideas. Enjoy Hannah xxxx

Thursday, 15 March 2007

What a week this has been! Steven and I watched yesterday's programme together and I think we were both amazed by what we had achieved at both Downing Street and the Savoy. It all seemed like a dream watching it back and I was so proud of my chocolate dessert. There were chefs there to guide us but we did every step ourselves and I am so proud of us all. I can safely say it is a night I will never forget and we rocked! Best of all was that John and Gregg were so proud of us all and I, for one, am glad that we didn't let them down.

No time for a recipe today so thought I would just post a picture of my little dragon cake! It went down very well for my nephew Taran!


David Hall said...

Nice one Hannah, greentastic.

Well, all over this evening and life can continue as normal for you I hope. My sleepless nights ended last Friday, although I still have nightmares about how I went into meltdown so spectacularly and I felt a pang of envy when you were cooking at number 10. It was difficult to watch for me. None of the other tasks though!

I hope you and the guys feel good about yourselves after the show has ended, be proud about it all, immense pressure that only MC contestants can compare to. I would have done things differently but I still have no regrets. Strength to strength, onwarda and upwards!

Luv David xxx

Susan said...

What a gorgeous cake! Your nieces and nephews must wish they had a birthday every week!

Anrie said...

Wow! Just finished watching the Masterchef final... talk about tense! Didn't expect your own personal blog to pop up when doing a Google search, though.

I hope that, although you didn't win, you'll still try to open up a country restaurant with your mother (or whatever your current aspirations may be). Either way, watching you on Masterchef has been a treat and I wish you luck on your future ventures. Looking forward to trying your recipes (my husband has voted vor the blueberry and lemon cheesecake to be tried first...) From: a fellow foodie.

PS. I accidently added this to a February post first, so please excuse the double posting.

Panayiotis said...

Congratulations. May I thank you for The Passion, The Creativity, The Emotions, The Joy & The Love - No Going Back

PS. Now, what am I going to do with the TV?!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hannah there's no doubt you've warmed the hearts of the nation and everyone was gunning for you. You were a star to the end, including when it was announced Stephen had one, and I hope you get everything you deserve from this opportunity. Kindest, James.

Ged said...

Congratulations on your performance in MC My wife and kids have been incredibly impressed with your progress and fortitude best of luck in achieving your dreams I'm sure you will

Alex said...

Hannah, good luck for the future. You have been so great on MC. You were all winners though. I will miss you all next week.

My very good wishes

Paul said...

Congratulations with Masterchef Hannah! Good luck and all the best for the future.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being such a wonderful contestant on MC.

Your cooking on the series was phenomenal!! Do keep up with the blog please so that us lesser mortals can pick up on some of your cooking ideas.

With very good wish for the future.


Anonymous said...

Well done Hannah - I watched the whole series and was rooting for you all the way through - you did brilliantly and were really inspiring. I hope you continue to achieve your culinary dreams and will be looking out for more about you...a cake cookbook in the first place perhaps?!

well done and keep up the fantastic cooking

Sarah, London