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

Thursday, 17 May 2007

Joy of joys...I am off to Cambridge today to work at Fitzbillies bakery www.fitzbillies.co.uk for a few days and really can't wait. For those of you who don't know Fitzbillies - they make the best ever chelsea bun - see the photo (should I mention that they do mail order to any where in the world......best not!) I am really looking forward to learning from Gill and Penny and from Tom (their nearly 80 year old confectioner) and am sure that I will come back with lots of new baking skills. I know the days will be long but the thought of spending whole days baking is just heavenly and I am sooooooo excited!


Erica said...

Yummy those buns look fantastic!
I bet you will have a lovely time working there for a couple of days. Hopefully you will get to try some of the items too...mmm!

Magic Cochin said...

What a dream day!!!!
Will they divulge the secret of the spicy sticky Fitzbilly chelsea bun? I can smell them now, mmmmmm!

Marie said...

Oh gosh...you've done considerable damage to my diet now! I am now craving a chelsea bun! I bet you'll have a wonderful experience working at the bakery and can't wait to hear about it all after you are done! We want pics too!