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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, 25 April 2008

It has been a busy old week and I am heading into a busy weekend! I have made 12 puddings for a charity dinner (three rose summer berry puddings, three lemon merignue pies, a toffee apple cream pie (which was the favourite) 2 chocolate truffle cakes, 2 cheesecakes and the good old favourite toblerone tiramisu). I gave Henry in our village a cookery lesson in baking cupcakes - white chocolate and lemon drizzle - this is him with his vivid yellow cakes decorated with blue glitter (note for future lessons: do not hand over the bottle of food colouring to a child - the icing was positively luminous!!!!) Henry is already planning what our next cake baking lesson will be! Yesterday, a visit to Newark and then today I am going to London as tomorrow we are off to Lille in France for a girlie day trip on the Eurostar (a very kind birthday present from my friend Tina). I am really looking forward to some delicious French food and a trip to the lovely delis there! On arrival back at London, I am meeting my German friend Maren who is coming to stay and then a university friend Sonya is coming to visit on Sunday! Some weeks are just a whirlwind but a lovely whirlwind! I hope you all have a lovely weekend xxx

3 comments:

Rita said...

Wow Hannah.... you ARE busy. What touches my heart is that in spite of of it all you still have time to give little boys baking lessons! :)

Marie said...

Oh my, it does sound a busy week for you! Lovely though! Your little friend looks well pleased with his creations, however luminous they may be!

The Liberty Belle said...

What a busy week you've had! Best wishes for rest and relaxation in the days ahead.

Your little student looks like a happy child.