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, 3 March 2009
This weekends' baking project was a garden cake. It was similar to the allotment cake I made last year but much larger and I think I like it more. My favourite parts were the apple tree and pear espalier around the base of the cake! It only took two hours to decorate which I think is pretty good going and this included making all the seed packets and the tiny newspaper (all downloaded from google image searches for seed packets and mini newspapers). I will definitely be making this cake again!