There are some weeks when I seem to be baking 24/7 (other than when I am at my desk working) and this week is just one of those weeks! This is not a complaint as I love baking! Here are the 125 cupcakes I made last night which are being sold for Children in Need at Barclaycard today. Today is my husband's birthday - Happy Birthday Sacha - and he has asked for 80 brownies to take to work tomorrow (him being at home today due to a perfectly timed train strike falling on his birthday) and on Friday I am making a wedding cake! By Saturday I will have used 49 eggs and 98oz of flour, sugar and butter!
Today's offerings (from left to right) are spiced chocolate marmalade cupcakes, double chocolate chip cupcakes, cherry and vanilla cupcakes and lemon meringue cupcakes! I like the look of the cherry ones best, although the chocolate marmalade cake batter tasted the best! Sadly they have all gone to be sold so we will never know how they tasted!
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