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

Monday, 18 May 2009

I am sure after the afternoon tea extravaganza at Kathy Brown's garden in Stevington last year we both said "Never again!". After the RHS flower show, we said "Never again!" Somehow we have forgotten this and are busy planning a wonderful event for August - A Mad Hatters Tea Party - Kathy has even ordered some Mad Hatter hats from America! With "Eat Me" cakes and "Drink Me" lemonade - I am having a delightful time dreaming up our menu. Playing card biscuits with stained glass hearts and diamonds, popping candy cakes and possibly the little seeding cakes from yesterday - with their edible mud! So what would you serve for a Mad Hatters Tea Party? All suggestions gratefully received! Details of the event will appear here on Kathy's Website at some time soon I am sure - perhaps we will see one or two of you there!!


Marie said...

ohh, that sounds like so much fun Hannah! How about tea sandwiches cut out with playing card shaped cookie cutters (you know spades, diamonds, clovers and hearts) Those would be a really cute addition. My mom has cookie cutters in those shapes so I am sure they would not be all that hard to find.

Emma said...

What a great idea! Do include "Off with their heads" gingerbread men - I'm sure with your artistic skills you'd make them look delicious, not ghoulish!

Thalia said...

the only food that is mentioned in the tea party chapter is bread and butter, so you'd better have that.

Cake shaped like a teapot? Or the march hare's big hat?

Anonymous said...

Mock turtle soup!