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
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Last week, the lovely people at Interflora asked if I would like to try their Valentine cupcakes - as you can imagine I had to think about this for all of a milli second before saying "YES PLEASE!" Now I am not a huge fan of store bought cakes and was not expecting much when the parcel arrived earlier this week. How wrong was I!!!! The cakes arrived in a lovely Emma Bridgewater tin (my favourite and I will definitely be using this to store all my cake decorations in as soon as all the cakes are gone). There were 18 cakes all carefully packaged with spacers between them so that the cakes were perfect despite being posted - 9 chocolate fudgy and 9 white, all prettily decorated with sugar hearts. They taste so good and I had to take them to our sewing circle last night before we ate them all ourselves (which would not have been a good idea). The overall verdict was a resounding delicious! Gentlemen reading this blog, let me let you into a little secret - your partner, wife, girlfriend, will love you for buying these - they make such a nice gift, particularly with the Emma Bridgewater tin! (Sacha if you are reading this - I wouldn't object to a second tin!!!!) So there you have it - my recommendation for this years Valentine's day (unless of course you are going to bake yourself) - click here Love Heart cupcakes for a link! It goes without saying that if anyone wants me to try any more things, I would be happy to oblige!!!!