Monday, 19 December 2016

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas






We are still waking up far too early in the morning so today we had breakfast at half five and then set off to do some superstore shopping while everyone else was still in bed.  The near empty store meant I was unlikely to get trolley rage.  Although I nearly murdered the woman who took the last Christmas jumper off the rack just as I was about to take it.  I don’t really need a Christmas jumper.  The freezer is now crammed full of party goodies.  We brought wine and fizz back from France earlier in the year so the ‘cellar’ is fully stocked. Just the turkey and fresh vegetables to buy on Friday.

When we got home I made my ‘once a year’ Whisky  Dundee Cake.  As per usual the mix curdled, it always does.  Probably because I haven’t the patience to add the eggs slowly enough.  It will taste fine, not just as light as it could be.  Not as pretty as Weaver’s cakes but I’m pleased with the result.


Bring on Christmas, I’m ready for it (if I can stay awake).


26 comments:

  1. You can always send me a slice or three Sue - if you are unable to find any tasters !

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    1. It usually disappears very quickly.

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  2. Tha cake looks more than OK, it looks very good.

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    1. I like it because it's not too rich.

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  3. Your cake looks lovely and must taste wonderful too! It is the first time I hear of this cake - I copied the BBC's recipe and I am buying the ingredients tomorrow to bake one. Although the BBC's recipe makes no mention of whisky - an oversight perhaps - should I add it and how much?
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. It's a Delia Smith recipe. I soak the fruit in three tablespoons of whisky overnight.

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  4. That Dundee cake looks tasty to me you clever thing!

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    1. I'm probably the world's worst cake maker so it's quite an achievement for me.

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    2. You've not seen my cakes Sue - I could regularly supply an ice hockey team with pucks !

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    3. I really envy those people that can whip up a light, fluffy cake without batting an eyelid.

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  5. Thanks, Sue. You reminded me to go and soak my cake one last time with some tasty spirits! I will post a picture on my blog but it doesn`t look quite as festive as yours.

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    1. I sometimes prick the finished cake with a cocktail stick and drizzle some extra spirit to soak in. Happy Christmas!

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  6. I shall be in Leclerc on Friday doing exactly the same; Turkey and Sprouts, etc, all will be bought at the eleventh hour.

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    1. Christmas isn't Christmas without sprouts!

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  7. No rushing round buying everything here I'm happy to say. We have dinner in restaurants over the three days of Christmas. I don't miss the panic of turning up at Waitrose at 7:30 a.m. and waiting an hour or more to pay. There isn't the frenzy here - it's all rather low key.

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    1. I dream of having a Christmas like that!

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    2. The best parts of The Day used to be Bucks Fizz in one's pajamas and setting fire to the pud after The Queen's Speech.

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    3. Well, there's that too.

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  8. Well done!! I have to ask, what's Fizz? -Jenn

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  9. Life is good going out to work.

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  10. Forgot to say that your cake looks delicious - I can almost taste it, it looks so good !

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    1. Thank you. Delia rarely disappoints.

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