I have spent the last few days over in Suffolk for work - the upside is getting to eat yummy food at the Bildeston Crown - these were two of the wonderful desserts we had - sage and apple doughnut, apple tatin and goats milk panna cotte - the other a 1970's inspired arctic roll and trifle! So yummy and the pictures really don't do them justice. Needless to say after a few minutes our plates were empty and scraped clean and we were asking for seconds. The Crown recently won Silver in the National Tourism Best Hotel in the UK awards - beaten only by Michael Caines's Gidleigh Park in Devon which has two stars - so we are really proud of our hotel - Well done Chris and Hayley for a much deserved award!
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