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, 3 April 2009
In the course of writing the sundae book, I have discovered many interesting ice cream facts. My favourite by far so far is that the record for the Worlds Most Expensive Sundae according to the Guinness Book of World Records is made by Serendipity 3 in New York and costs the princely sum of $1,000! My brother kindly promised me yesterday that if he ever gets rich he will take me for one!!! For your $1,000 you have 5 scopps of Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream made with Madagascar vanilla, decorated with gold leaf, the most expensive chocolate known to man, Amedei Porceleana, rare Chuao chocolate, candied fruits from Paris, gold sugar almonds, truffles, marzipan cherries, grand passion caviar (I am so not sure about this bit..fish and ice cream - yuk!), all served in a crystal goblet with an 18k golden spoon. My immediate thought was whether for the $1,000 you got to take the glass and spoon home with you. Sadly nothing in this league will be appearing in my book, although gold leaf does make a brief appearance! Serendipity 3 also do other nice and affordable Sundaes so I will definitely be visiting on my next trip to New York!