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

Thursday, 26 August 2010

It has been raining non stop here for 2 days. Is it the same where you are? Where has the summer gone I wonder? In order to pretend it is still summer I thought I would share with you a picture of a recent summer baking project - little sandcastle cakes and seaside biscuits. The sand is made with crushed digestive biscuits (watch out for an appearance of this edible sand in my whoopie pie book too - the oyster pies have their own little beach!!) The sandcastles are constructed using an inverted muffin with a marshmallow on top all covered in buttercream and then rolled in the edible sand. So easy but quite effective don't you think?


Susan O said...

It's been raining since Sunday in Massachusetts,but this morning the sun is shining brightly. I love to look at all your creative baking as well as your cooking.Hopefully my husband will purchase a couple of your cookbooks for Christmas .

Tracey said...

Here in Spain, it´s exactly the opposite!! It´s boiling hot! Love the sandcastle cakes...so realistic looking!

Ildy said...

It's summer in Hungary, the kitchen is warm, so I don't feel like cooking so much today.
Your cakes are lovely!

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Plum Kitchen said...

Rained for the last 4 days in Auckland,and COLD! But I found your lovely sundae book in a kitchen shop here, roll on Summer (or Spring at least...?)

Rita said...

Yes, pretty wet in Harpers too ... flower pots look like swimming pools! Cut castles Hannah - very creative!

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