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

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

It has been a while since I last wrote on my blog - recipe testing has become all consuming but I am pleased to report that there are only 41 recipes left to test! I long for the day when I get my life back and can curl up on the sofa for a whole day with my sewing and watching girlie DVD's. Sadly that day is a while off yet!!! It will be all the sweeter when it comes though. I don't know why but the lower the number remaining to be tested becomes, the more daunting it is. For some reason saying I have to do 41 recipes between now and Sunday seems far worse than saying that I need to test 365 recipes in 5 weeks! What a punishing schedule I have given myself - but it is the homeward strech now. I must say a huge thank you to all those of you who read this blog who have tested recipes for me - this would not be possible without you....my heart is too full for words - thank you xxx

I just had to post these pictures of Josh and Rosie with their magnifying glass cookies - this is one of my favourite recipes in the book! Peppermint glass that you can see through - we had great fun playing with these and they didn't break (which must be a miracle!!!) The children were licking the glass like lollipops - very cute!


Sylvie said...

Great pictures, Hannah. That's what baking is all about, fun and enjoyment! Good luck with your last 41 recipes. You'll get there!

Teresa said...

Those cookies look lovely. What a great idea. Good luck with the remaining recipes.

Beth said...

You're on the home stretch now - good luck with last 41!!!

milhan said...

The cookies remind me of the "stained glass" cookies that my mother & I used to make at christmas time - we used different colored hard candies for the "glass." The red ones were always my favorite!

Good luck with the remaining recipes...your cozy sofa is awaiting you!

Marie said...

What wonderful cookies Hannah! I so can't wait for your book to be out there. I shall be first in line to pick up a copy! I just know it will be spectacular! God speed on your last 41 recipes. I know you'll get through it somehow!