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, 6 June 2012

 I do hope that you all had a lovely Jubilee weekend.  It has been a non-stop celebration in our village, finishing with a firework display last night.  Despite the rain the whole village turned out for our historical parade, complete with vintage tractors and land girls, Queen Victoria and our current Queen on horseback!  It was a great site to see.  The Gingerbread Buckingham palace was won in the raffle and I also made this Jubilee cake which raised £100!   It was a new recipe that I made especially for the jubilee with lots of coconut, coconut rum, cinnamon and cherries and was topped with a crown candle. Sunday saw me making canapés for about 100 people which was a lot of work but definitely worth it as everyone loved the concert and stayed for a long while afterwards to enjoy the food and Pimms.    Even baby Hunter got into the spirit of the Jubilee all the way over in New York with her Emma Bridgewater mug!  She is such a cutie pie!

1 comment:

Anna at the Doll House said...

Hello Hannah
I have just clicked back-over in search of the gingerbread Palace and it was quite spectacular.
I am also curious about the list of ingredients in your Jubilee cake. It sounds as though you have given it a Commonwealth twist and I'm sure it tasted just as good as it looks.