This weekend I catered a 70th birthday lunch for 16 people - when will I ever learn to say no!!!!! Actually it was good fun. Getting 16 plates of food out hot at the same time is always a challenge but we just about managed it!
This is the birthday cake that I made for Mike whose birthday it was. He likes sailing so this seaside cake went down a treat! My favourite is the shoal of little green fish at the front swimming up the side of the cake.
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