This week was Rosie Pea's second birthday - I cannot believe that it was two years ago that I was looking after Josh whilst Jess was in hospital having her. How time flies! This was her birthday cake - it was well travelled as my Aga has broken down again so it was baked in a neighbour's oven (the Aga man is here as I type fixing her - she is getting temperamental but then I think I would be tempramental if I have been baking and roasting for 80 years!)
So this was Rosie's butterfly birthday cake - very quick and simple but she liked it! The white chocolate malteser antennae were popular and it got me thinking that you could make lots of these and serve them stuck in half an orange like old fashioned cheese and pineapple as a sweet canape with no effort or cooking at all!!
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