Friday, December 18, 2009

It's beginning to taste like Christmas

I'm not sure what I did wrong with the Christmas cake this year; when it came to pouring the mixture into the tin it didn't fit. I greased another round for it (and fed the final scrapings into my mouth--the best bit of baking). The kitchen smelled fruitily and spicily delightful while the oven did its work. Then timer pinged, sharp knife confirmed, and there we were, with Christmas cake and a spare.

When friends came round I used icing and plastic holly to decorate the spare. As a mini-Christmas cake it was nice, as was the stollen with nutmeg icing, the chocolate, and the nuts... Sugar and spice...

Afterwards we left nuts and candy in dishes on the coffee table. I nibble them as I pass--bad for the waistline, but good...

It's beginning to taste like Christmas and it's fun.

6 comments:

Laura Eno said...

I'm gaining weight reading your posts... :) Sounds delicious!

Audrinna said...

u have something at blog

Linda Kage said...

Yum...I can't wait 'till all my Christmas celebrations. There are some truly wonderful cooks in my family.

Stephanie Faris said...

I've given up on the waistline until January. Sounds delicious!!!

Helen Ginger said...

It seems like once you start tasting Christmas, it's awfully difficult to stop. Or...maybe that's just me.

Helen
Straight From Hel

maryrussel said...

Love the tastes of Christmas. I need to do some baking tomorrow so I have something to take while visiting family.

Everything I already made has been eaten.