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
Friday, 9 January 2009
My Christmas stocking this year contained a lot of salt. This may sound slightly strange but they were very welcome gifts. Truffle scented salt from Amy - perfect for adding to scrambled eggs. Spiced welsh Halen Mon salt which adds a wonderful flavour rubbed onto roast beef or pork (I used this salt to flavour my tomato foccacia in the final of Masterchef) and chilli salt from Tina which is great for spiced roast potatoes or adding extra kick to curries. All packed with flavour so that only a little of each salt is needed. To make chilli salt yourself, place flaked sea salt in a clean jam jar with a level tablespoon of crushed dried red chillies. Seal with a lid, shake well and leave for a week or so for the flavours to infuse.