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, 20 December 2009

Gold (no Frankincense and Myrrh!) Cookies
Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 12 -15 minutes
Makes 15

115g/4oz butter, softened plus extra for greasing
115g/4oz caster sugar
1 egg yolk
100g/3½oz plain flour, sifted
30g/1oz cocoa
1tsp baking powder
200g/7oz white chocolate, chopped
55g/2oz hard amaretti biscuits, crushed
Gold edible glitter for sprinkling

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5/190/375C and grease and line two baking trays. Using a mixer cream together the butter sugar and egg yolk until light and creamy. Add the flour, cocoa and baking powder and whisk again. Add the white chocolate and crushed amaretti biscuits and bring the dough together with your hands adding a little milk if too dry.

Pull off 15 small balls the size of walnuts and place on the baking trays with a gap between each cookie. Press each cookie down with your fingers. Bake for about 12 - 15 minutes until the cookies are golden brown. Transfer to a rack to cool using a spatula, then sprinkle with edible glitter.


Katy W said...

Hannah, your blog is lovely but can you please, please put a title for each post so that those of us who read you using RSS can see when you have made a new post? I keep missing them!! Thank you - and Merry Christmas :)

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David Hall said...

Merry Christmas Hannah and all the best for 2010 to you both

Love David x