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, 13 March 2009

Yesterday was a fairly monumental day - I went to London with my Dad to sign off the final photos for my cake and cookie book - that is it now! All finished! I was told the next time I saw the book would be when I received my first copy! We celebrated with a nice supper at Carluccios and also a trip to the British museum - I have not been before (which is rubbish I know) and was amazed that such an amazing museum was free. I also had a meeting with the publishers on the Sundae book and we have now agreed a final list of recipes - 8 weeks to write them but I don't think it will be anything other than a pleasure! I woke up in the night dreaming about sundaes, sundae glasses and sugar sprinkles! Yum yum!
I have also received a lovely present from my German friend Maren - I was talking to her the other day and saying that life was fairly hectic at the moment and she asked what I needed - I jokingly said cake but didn't think she would take this literally. The postman knocked on the door the other day and delivered the most perfect Sachertorte in a wooden box from none other than Hotel Sacher in Austria (the home of the ultimate Sacher Torte) - what a lovely surprise! I had no idea that you could order cake to be sent from them. I have to say this was THE most delicious Sachertorte I have ever eaten - thank you Maren for such a lovely gift xxx


Joanna said...

Well done Hannah - when will it be in the shops? And AMAZING that you're going straight to work on the next .... no wonder you need Sacher torte to keep up the energy levels ;)


The Ample Cook said...

What a lovely day that sounded Hannah. Can't wait for the book.


milhan said...

It's all very exciting!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on getting your book finished. Can't wait to see it in the shops - how exciting for you. Enjoy your cake and have lovely weekend. Lucy

♥Rosie♥ said...

Congratulations Hannah!! I am eagerly awaiting when your book comes out! Please keep us informed of the date of release.

Have a lovely weekend.

Rosie x

Paula and Skip said...

Just stumbled upon your blog and didnt want to leave without CONGRATS to you book, love your recipes and surely will try some.

Anonymous said...

I have had Sacher at the hotel in Austria and it is fab !!!!++++ .
Looking forward to both your books . Susan x

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