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
Wednesday, 17 October 2007
You would think, having made 150 cupcakes and fondant fancies on Sunday, I would not have been making any more for a while but yesterday we had a traumatic incident (well traumatic for Josh who is three!) Josh came to visit to show me his new fantastic all in one "I can jump and splash in puddles" outfit which he had put to good use on the way down to our cottage. I gave Joshua a pumpkin bucket to use to collect his sweets in on Halloween and also a Lemon Meringue Cupcake that was left over from the lunch which he put in his bucket and then splashed some more. There was then a very sad cry of "My cupcake is wet" - the rain was falling so heavily that about an inch of water had collected in the bottom. Alas this was the last cupcake and there was nothing for it but to promise another bunch of cupcakes to replace the soggy one to prevent any tears! So another 12 cupcakes were baked and I am beginning to wonder whether there is a record for the most number of cupcakes ever made in a domestic kitchen? Can a girl ever bake too many cupcakes I wonder?