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
Monday, 26 May 2008
I have baked so much cake this weekend that I am at risk of turning into a cupcake! It is a good job my hens are laying 9 eggs a day as I used 16 eggs in just one batch of cake batter! What would I do without them? This is the birthday cake I made for my sister in law Sejal who just turned 40. I had very little time to decorate it but was pleased with the result - it is amazing what you can do with a few fresh flowers and some pretty ribbon (I just fell in love with this Dragonfly ribbon the minute I saw it). I have also made a lot of cupcakes for children's parties this weekend - topped with flying saucers, dolly mixtures and jelly tots it was a real trip down memory lane of childhood sweets. When we were little my brother and I were given 10p every Friday to buy sweets - if we had been good! We used to plan all week what we were going to buy. Just thinking about this now makes me feel so old - I don't think you would get anything for 10p these days!