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

Wednesday, 4 April 2007

There is something about Prosecco with its string tied top that really appeals to me. I like it much more than Champagne as the bubbles are gentle and it is just so easy to drink. It is also very versitile and can be flavoured easily, elevating a fairly cheap bottle of sparkling wine to something very special.

When I was in Germany last year I was introduced to "Elderflower Champagne" which was actually prosecco topped up with elderflower cordial. I was amazed that something so simple could make a drink taste so good. A perfect Easter drink and I definitely recommend you try it.

Nigella Lawson also recommends serving prosecco with gingerbread syrup - I can testify that this is absolutely delicious and a perfect drink for Christmas (although that's a few months off yet)!

1 comment:

Julia said...

I went through a phase last summer of drinking cava with Crème de Framboises (raspberry liqueur) and it was delicious.