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
Sunday, 2 August 2009
Yesterday was our Mad Hatter's Tea Party at Stevington. We were blessed by fine weather - thank goodness (although the heavens did open half an hour after everyone left and we got drenched). We put on an Alice in Wonderland play (the costumes were amazing), had an Alice in Wonderland Quiz, a yummy tea and flamingo croquet on the lawn. I think that our guests really enjoyed themselves and the comments when they were leaving were just too kind. I thought over the next few days I would share with you a few of the photos from the event - there are so many lovely ones that I hardly know where to start. This was the centerpiece cake - with a sugar dormouse and snail that my dad made for me and also dear little snail candles that Rita who reads this blog posted to me (thanks so much Dad and Rita xxx). There were four guests who were celebrating their birthdays (and by some miracle I had put four snail candles on the cake) so we sang Happy Birthday and each person blew out one of the candles. By the time this cake was cut people had eaten a LOT of cakes and I really didn't think they would have any room for Amaretto fruit cake - but they managed to squeeze in a slice!