It’s Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas!

You know how I collect pictures of sewing rooms, well I am now starting on collecting pictures of kitchens at Christmas.  This is number one on my list!

I have today started the process of making my three, for this year, Christmas cakes.

DSC04077Step One – Weigh out all the dry fruit ingredients and soak in Brandy overnight

DSC04078This is the Brandy I use, and they will probably contain two bottles by the end!

DSC04080This is my Bible for anything Christmas! 

I have used this book by Delia Smith ever since I first began making Christmas cakes, puddings, cookies and cooking the Christmas Dinner when I was twenty!  The thing I like best about Delia’s recipes is that if there is something you don’t like, you can leave it out or change it and it still works! 

My only change to the Traditional Christmas Cake Recipe is that I add lots more Brandy than she says, as I cannot stand dry fruit cake.  It has to be moist.  SO I soak the fruit in a lot more than the 3 tablespoons and then once the cake is made I “feed” it with lots of Brandy too!  One thing, you don’t want to be driving if you have had my cake!!!!!!

Tomorrow the rest of the ingredients and getting them into the oven for a very slow cooking time and then preparing the three Christmas puddings!

“It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas……”

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Hugs, Susie x

3 thoughts on “It’s Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas!

  1. Mitch and Molly

    What a beautiful kitchen! Our mom would love to have one just like that one too! We love fruitcake and plum pudding here!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  2. farmquilter

    Gorgeous kitchen, but the last picture of the evergreen in snow is the one that says Christmas to me!! Can you tell I live where it used to snow at Christmas???

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