Last weekend was our village fete. It will come as no suprise to you to know that I was on the cake stall! Here were my offerings - Double chocolate pecan cookies, Rainbow cookies, Pretty pink cupcakes, Watermelon cupcakes with edible rice paper and green bootlaces as ribbon (these were red inside and completely mad - I think I will post the recipes for these soon), White chocolate and apricot cookies and Cinnamon and blueberry whirls. We sold out of everything within an hour and a half and a great time was had by all in aid of a good cause. Everything looked very pretty in bags tied up with ribbons and with printed labels made quickly on my computer - so simple but very effective.
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