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, 17 July 2007

Last weekend I attended a lovely country wedding (Congratulations Sean and Christine) in Ledbury, Herefordshire. The wedding was held at Canon Frome Court which had beautiful gardens (see photos) and a lake. The theme of the wedding - "Daisy Daisy, give me your answer do" - with the bride and groom arriving on a tandem, the bride kitted out with lacy knickerbockers! I made a large amount of chocolate sauce to have with the strawberries and ice cream for the dessert - yum!
As if that wasn't enough fun for one weekend we were then visited by Masterchef David Hall on Sunday evening on his way back from the Children's Food Festival. I haven't seen either Ben or David since filming so it was funny to see them both in the space of a week - what is it that they say about it never rains but pours. It was lovely to catch up and have supper together. I served Skye Gyngell's Lamb Casserole with sweet potato coriander puree and the chocolate cake from the MC final with clotted cream and fresh raspberries - http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/gooeychocolatecakewi_85760.shtml.


Rita said...

Thanks for the chocolate cake recipe Hannah. The wedding sounds like a real celebration!

MARIE said...

Sounds a lovely wedding and I will be trying the chocolate cake soon! Nice picture of you and David.