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

Tuesday, 10 April 2007

This was our Easter cake this year. It was a lemon drizzle cake (my Grandma's favourite) - the recipe is set out on the strawberry butterfly cake below.

Having soaked the cake with the lemon drizzle, I then topped it with rosewater fondant icing (1500grams fondant icing sugar, juice of 1/2 lemon, 2 tbsp rosewater, 1 tsp pink food colouring). Spoon the icing over the cake and then decorate with eggs - I used sugar and chocolate ones. Top with fresh flowers if you wish!


Anonymous said...

ooohhhhh hannah that looks gorgeous... kate

Anonymous said...

WOW fantastic.

Kelly-Jane said...

Hi Hannah

I saw your lovely cake on the Easter Cake Bake round up - it's just so pretty!