I am off to Fitzbillies and am very excited! So much to learn...so little time! Charlotte added this wonderful sepia effect to the photo from my last visit and it looks as if it could have been taken decades ago - it has changed so little. So I beg your leave for a few days and will be back again next week. Think of me up to my arms in flour and chelsea bun syrup! I can imagine no place I'd rather be.
Quite a few of you have asked for the poppy seed cake recipe so I will post that next week. I use a German poppy seed paste Mohn Back which I have not been able to buy in the UK so am just trying to perfect a home made version of the paste!
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