Posted: 21/11/2017 at 21:24
I used to make a proper, but sugar free Xmas cake packed with fruit but neither of us likes marzipan or royal icing so one year I did Delia's glazed fruits and nut topping which was lovely but made it difficult to transport and, for a while, Xmas cake always got put aside till Feb and would end up coming skiing as after ski energy pack. Then I tried her Creole Xmas cake which is just so easy and delicious and I don't have to bother with that whole feeding and maturing malarky. Just bake it a few days before after soaking the fruit in almost indecent amounts of booze for a few days.
Working on my Xmas mojo by making the felt thingies and might attempt a patchwork table runner if I have time.
LP - your Xmas sounds hectic but fun.
I don't do Archers either LG. Not a crime. When do you have exams? I'm sure you're absorbing more than you realise.
Wonky - glad the new wellies are good. Careful - you may end up feeding all the neighbourhood strays.
Busy - hope you've arrived safely.
Hope Pdoc is doing OK and FG too. When does Liri get back form her island escapade?
Just watching Rick Stein arrive in Mexico. looking forward to mole recipes but sincerely hope we get no re-fried beans. Yuk!