Thursday, 8 October 2015

Christmas Cake

Well I have got my fruit soaking in brandy ready to make my Christmas cakes. Apparently is smells divine, sadly I cannot smell it myself as an accident when I was very young robbed me of my sense of smell. And before you ask, I have a great sense of taste and its very good  so I can detect the smallest trace of mint or garlic.

Here is the fruit I have selected for my cake. It includes cherries, mixed peel,  apricots, sultanas and raisins . No currants as I hate the gritty little things but if you like use them. Any recipe can be adapted to any fruit you like so you could include dates, prunes or even dried mango, apple or pear.
I will show each stage of the cake making and provide the recipe if anyone requests it I cab guarantee perfect results each time. 


  1. You are so good. I just can't motivate myself to do any Christmas planning yet although I know I should. Looks like it will be delicious.

    1. You have to start early with the cakes or they don't mature quite so well. Its also fairly easy to do, no really fancy baking techniques so the preparation doesn't take too long its just the baking time that's a bit lengthy. Plus you get to warm up the kitchen on cold days with oven on for 4 hours.

  2. This looks delightful!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace