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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!

9 comments:

Gareth & Amy said...

I can't wait to have you here Sis!!!!

Rita said...

Yum!!! We do eat with our eyes, don't we!!

Vida said...

Hi Hannah, I am writing to ask for some guidance... Am off to Bali for a wedding in July and am staying for a week prior to the wedding, would like to do some cooking classes so can you give me any advice? Any suggestions for things to see and do as well? Accommodation is sorted but activities are not (besides wedding). I have 9 days there to fill! Thanks heaps Vida x x x

Vida said...

Hey Hannah, this is where the wedding is held and where I will be staying as well... my friend has hired the entire place out for us all... http://www.villabeji.com/ I have written to them ask about classes, I believe they have a chef etc. but I would like to spend some time outside the complex too... I will look back over your post and see what I can organise. Thanks heaps Vida x x

Vida said...

Have made contact with your hotel and hopefully will hear back soon. I will book a few classes there and definately go to the markets with the chef at our hotel. I am really looking forward to the wedding but especially to catching up with my girlfriend. She lives in New York and I only see her ever two years or so and it's just never enough! Vida x

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi Hannah, wow $1,000 for a Sundae!! I'll wait to buy your book and I'm sure there will be lots of fine treats in store for us all :0)

Rosie

milhan said...

Their frozen hot chocolate is more within my budget :)

sarahlouise said...

hi hannah couldn't work out how to send you an email but would love to get in touch, please could you send me an email,
sarahlouise@sarahlouisephotography.com

regards,
sarahlouise :)

Lucy said...

Crikey! Who would buy caviar and icecream..? A good old scoop in a tub will do me :) Cant wait for your sundae book though!