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, 6 September 2007
My good old Dad has bought me a very 'Hannah' present from France - lavender jam made by some nuns. Clearly women after my own heart! It is delicious and I have been thinking of how to make some myself. If I ever succeed, I will post the recipe. In the meantime I am going to make lavender scones and serve with the jam, clotted cream and a few raspberries which I am hoping will be quite tasty!
If you have any suggestions for the jam let me know. I was recently shown how to roast chicken covered in marmalade and was wondering whether this would work with lavender jam but even I think this would be a step too far in my floral trail!