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


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.