Well imagine the smile on my face when I discovered that my raspberry and white chocolate trifle had made the front cover of this month's Delicious magazine! It was a proud moment indeed and I almost did a double taken when I read my name on the inside cover. To think that my pudding has a larger picture on the cover than Gordon Ramsey!
I don't know where the days are going at the moment and I can't understand how we are just over two weeks until Christmas - I have to confess that I am not very organised yet! The recipes for my cook book are being photographed and at the end of each day I get sent the photos to see whether I approve - it is very exciting - especially when some of the cakes look even nicer than when I made them!!!! Look out for the coffee Battenburg cake - this is my favourite picture so far!
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