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, 8 June 2010
This weekend was my step sister Vicki's wedding. Perfect sunny weather with pimms and croquet and giant chess in the gardens of a lovely manor house made for a very special day. Vicki looked lovely and she and Sam are now off on their honeymoon - congratulations both of you xxx My contribution was making the wedding favours for the table. Vicki had asked for the heart biscuits from my baking book threaded with maroon ribbon to match the bridesmaids' dresses. We packaged them in little clear bags with a sticker for the date of the wedding. The shortbread is a simple 2, 4, 6 recipe with vanilla seeds to flavour and of course topped with a dusting of obligatory edible glitter. We ate them with the coffee - a nice end to a delicious wedding breakfast. PS - apologies for the poor quality photo of vicki and sam - my camera managed to reset itself and save everything as RAW data in huge files that my computer just won't upload so this is a photograph of a print out - not ideal but at least it will give you an idea of how lovely they looked!