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
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Even if you haven't had time to make your own mincemeat you can easily jazz up shop bought mincemeat to make extra special mince pies. Try mixing the zest of a grated orange, 100g/3 1/2 oz white chocolate chips, 1 tsp ground cinnamon and 2 tbsp amaretto with a jar of ordinary mincemeat. Keep some ready made pastry in the fridge and a jar of mincemeat in your cupboard and you will be able to rustle up scrumptious mince pies for any unexpected visitors!