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

I decorated my "Easter tree" yesterday - I love Easter almost as much as I love Christmas. I have an Easter wreath on our front door (I'm sure our neighbours must think that I am mad!) and the garden is finally beginning to come to life again.
It is a good time for me as there are so many delicious things to bake and I am looking forward to baking each evening this week - Hot Cross Buns, Simnel Cake, Easter nests and biscuits. Lovely!
I am also busy making Easter bags filled with Easter eggs for everyone we know. I do these every year and if people return the little fabric bag they get it refilled the following year!


Erica said...

Hi Hannah, I love Easter too, and I am sure your neighbours won't think you're mad - how can they, as Easter & Easter decorations are so nice!!

I know we (the readers) are not really supposed to request recipes...but since it's Easter, do you have a good recipe for Hot Cross Buns perhaps?

If you would have time to post the recipe, I for one would be delighted. If not - not to worry, I enjoy reading your blog and the recipes anyway.
Thank you,
Love, Erica (in The Netherlands)

Mrs Edna Wells said...

Hello Hannah,

I've been reading your blog for the past few weeks now, and although I LOVE the recipes, it's also really lovely to have a little insight into your 'world', it makes your blog stand out from the normal 'food bloggers' it's much more interesting and rounded.

I also have an Easter tree; but mine is in my garden and I don't decorate it until Easter Saturday... I add little chocolate eggs to all the branches and then I invite all the children from my village to come and pick off the eggs (touch wood I've never had a naughty child try to grab them all yet!!).

Take care,


Hannah said...

Thanks Edna - I love the idea of your Easter tree in the garden and will be doing that next year!

Eric - Hot Cross Bun recipe will be coming tomorrow as I have made some this evening!