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, 25 January 2010

Masterchef Goes Published

For any Masterchef fans out there, a new cook book has been released this week of the 250 best Masterchef recipes from all of the Masterchef Goes Large series including the professional and celebrity versions! It contains some really lovely recipes - lots of ones that I watched on the programme and wanted to try at the time so I was thrilled when the book arrived. I can happily report that our 2007 MC series is well covered with recipes from Steven Wallis (incl his winning pear and chocolate sauce - to quote Gregg it feels like you are "floating away on an ice cream dream") and David Hall's yummy pan haggerty. Four of my recipes have made the book - chocolate cake, tiramisu, chilli stuffed squid and lamb with wild mushrooms and I am described as "Lawyer turned Cookbook author and Masterchef finalist 2007"! Hurrah!


kudoskookies said...

Congrats on getting some of your recipes published in the MasterChef cookbook ~ What a wonderful thing for you as I'm sure you are a wonderful chef. I also love your blog. It's so easy to read and well thought out. I will be stopping in on a regular basis to see and read more.
Renee of Kudoskookies

Bellini Valli said...

How exciting Hannah. Congratulations!!!

Lucy said...

Congratulations - I bet it brings it all flooding back! The book looks FULL of yummy recipes to try!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I sure hope that book is available in Sweden. I just watched the Masterchef finals (7 minutes ago? Yes, we're a bit behind over here...) and cried a bit. Masterchef has inspired me so so so much and I'm absolutely dying to try Steven's chocolate dream and.. well, any of your pastries!
I just wanted to congratulate you on achieving your dream of writing about food and of course on developing and progressing as a cook.
Best regards,
Vilhelmina Szpiro from Stockholm, Sweden.

Eva-L said...

Oooh, I was gonna ask about that tiramisu, it looks like something my husband would love, now I can just buy the book!