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

Monday, 2 April 2007

Following a great dinner at college on Friday, I spent Saturday morning at the Fudge Kitchen in Cambridge where Nigel taught me to make fudge. A very useful skill! It was really hard work but the end result very pretty good - that's my fudge in the photo!!! I was also taught how to make a very easy fudge icing but microwaving a slice of their fudge with 2 tablespoons of double cream for a minute to produce an instant fudge topping! I will be trying this very soon and will post the results! All in all a very yummy morning!


Midsummer night's knitter said...

ah, but can you make tablet? Far superior to fundge, IMHO, but being Scottish I suppose I am just a bit biased ;0)

Hannah said...

Oh - do you have a good recipe for tablet - I would love to have it if you do!

Julia said...

Oh yum, I love fudge.

magic cochin said...

Hi - that fudge shop is very tempting isn't it!!!
but what I really can't resist are Fitzbillies Chelsea Buns - now that is a real Cambridge afternoon tea time treat. They are really uniquely sticky and spicy and totally yummy!!!

Maybe you could invent a "Homage to Fitzbillies Chelsea Bun" cake?

all the best

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gladallover said...

yum - it looks gorgeous -how do you get it that shape. I pour mine into a tin and cut in squares. Yours looks as thought its been shaped into a log and sliced?

Hannah said...

It is made into a log shape by folding it on marble. As the fudge cools down you fold one side of the fudge over towards the middle and then repeat on the otherside. You keep doing this until it sets. Sadly I don't think that this is something that would be easy to do at home unless you have a large marble table!

gladallover said...

Wow! Very labour intensive, but it looks gorgeous and I bet it tastes fabulous too!!

Anonymous said...

I make this furge wif mi hends