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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

Friday, 20 April 2007



Catering for 85 people whilst still in a full time job is probably a bit insane! I worked really hard last night and am just about under control but still have a morning's work to do before I can head off to Hinwick House to start cooking.

Having made 130 bread rolls (cheese, caraway, tomato, wholegrain and ciabatta) last night, I never want to see another bread roll again! I also made 10 puddings (2 gooey chocolate cakes, toblerone tiramisu, ginger rhubard crumble, 2 blueberry and lemon cheesecakes, a ginger lime and chocolate cheesecake, lavender and cherry pie and 2 treacle tarts). It was just like a Masterchef task except I didn't have Ben Steven and David there to help out! Five hours very hard work but it was good to be cooking on a large scale again and to have actually managed to get everything done! One more day to go and then I can relax on Saturday!

7 comments:

theboydonefood said...

must...have...recipe...for...toblerone...tiramisu...

xx

Midsummer night's knitter said...

yumm - I can taste those rolls,
India

Erica from Holland said...

The rolls look gorgeous, yummy and the desserts.....mmmhh they sound devine!!

Good luck tonight Hannah, but I am sure you will do really well.

Erica

David Hall said...

Well done Hannah, should be a simple task for you now! Good luck.

Marie said...

I am sitting here on Saturday morning, looking at the photo of all those rolls and wondering how it all went. I bet it went really well. The deserts sound fantastic! Everytime I do one of those big parties I think to myself...never again...but then it's not long before I rise to the challenge and take it on again. The secret is to love it and I can tell you really do!

Rowan said...

The rolls look great and as for those puddings! My mouth is watering just reading their names. Hope all goes well with the catering and that you enjoy the rest of the weekend when it's all over.

Patricia said...

Hi Hannah !
Just wondering how it went. I suppose you are recovering at the moment. But I'm sure you got through it without a hitch. Those rolls, mmmmmmm.