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
Thursday, 9 April 2009
I have made so many cakes this week - it almost feels like I am testing for a cook book again! Golden cupcakes for a golden wedding - a couple in our village were married 50 years ago in the village church and still live in the village, Easter Cupcakes for our village sewing circle More Easter cupcakes for a Danish chap who came over for a meeting yesterday at Birmingham airport (I always find meetings go better with cupcakes!) - these looked very stylish packaged in a proper cake box (I have plenty left from the RHS show) and a red ribbon, an Easter cake for the Mum of a friend of mine who is unwell - swushed up with clear cellophane and a ribbon that matched the cake it looks very pretty, and another lot of cupcakes for a meeting this morning! For the cakes this morning, I added lemon curd to the butter cream which went so well with the lemon drizzle cupcakes - so lemony and tangy. I will definitely be doing this again!