My mum makes the best pavlova's ever. No matter how hard I try, mine are never quite as good! This is her most recent creation with raspberries, apricots and pistachios. The apricots were fresh but we thought that it would be even nicer if they were poached in some vin santo and honey or vanilla and cooled before putting on the pavlova. Either way, this is a perfect summer pudding!
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