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

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

I am pleased to report that after two weeks of intense baking, I only have two recipes left to do for my Whoopie Pie book and should finish in the next few days. I have made over 350 whoopie pies - an average of 25 a day which has got to be some sort of record. Sadly I am not able to share any pictures with you just yet but I am very pleased with some of the pies - all very kitsch and OTT! Everyone has been playing their part - my brother has sent whoopie pie pans from America; my friends Lucy and David very kindly went on a research trip to Harrods to get pies from their Whoopie Pie counter, with Lucy grilling the man behind the counter about all things whoopie (I tried the Harrod's Pies with some trepidation but the overwhelming verdit from all who compared then was that mine were better - a relief I can tell you!) and the whole village has been tasting pies, although with so many pies on offer for the last two weeks, I can hear a collective groan of "No More Pies" as I go up into the village with trays of freshly baked pies!


Anonymous said...

350! Pff, Hannah, what a job ! I hope it was worth it. (don't think I should doubt this) I'm sure the book will be great. Congrats already.


Marie said...

Whoopie pies are great. I won a blue ribbon with my chocolate ones several years running in the county fair back home in Canada!

Tracey said...

Wow, that´s a lot of Whoopie Pies, Hannah! I´d love to live in a village like yours...free cakes and everything!I think Whoopie Pies originated in Pensylvania although when I was there I didn´t come across any!!

theundergroundrestaurant said...

I meant to make whoopie pies for my tea last Sunday but ran out of time. Never even tasted one actually!