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

Friday, 12 October 2007

Being an avid cake bake I am always on the look out for cake decorations and during a late night shopping trip with my mum yesterday I found the most perfect Christmas cake decorations - these cute marshmallow gingerbread men! I have 5 and can't wait for Christmas to arrive so I can bake a cake to sit them on! The question is, will we be able to bear eating them?

I just love Christmas - it is my favourite time of year. Last year with filming non stop until 18th December I really missed the run up to Christmas - all my Christmas shopping was done in one afternoon on Oxford Street when we had a few hours off from filming. So this year I am going to enjoy it twice as much! In fact, with my first Christmas purchases yesterday - perhaps the run up has already started. Is it too early for mulled wine I wonder?! Hope you all have a lovely weekend


vida said...

Is it too early for mulled wine, not if the evening is even slight cool. Go for it, I say!! Vida x

Figs Olives Wine said...

If you make mulled wine, I will too! I love to get things going, and it makes the house smell heavenly. Christmas is my favorite time of year too, and I've been looking forward to it all year!

Marie said...

Ohh Hannah. I love gingerbreadmen most of all. I have a big collection of them! Wherever did you find these lovely marshmallow ones???? Do tell as I won't rest until I can find them myself!

Hannah said...

Thanks Vida and Amanda for the encouragement - I will make some for our dinner party tonight!

Marie they were from Boots - 99p each and they are on three for two! I also bought some lovely ghost pumpkins ones from John Lewis and BHS had some Hello Kitty ones that would be perfect for a little girls cake! Hope you find some!