Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Ditching Delia ...

It is that time of year again ... the time when people start thinking about Christmas.

It is at this time of year that I start to think about making my Christmas Cakes. Yes, that's plural ... I like to make cakes as presents for friends and family but ... as I am not working this year, I don't have the need for as many homemade gifts for work colleagues ... so will just make the one cake this year....and I always use my trusted Delia Smith cake recipe.

Well, not this year!!

This year I have decided to try a recipe from The Pink Whisk - Ruth is posting this recipe in two parts. The first part is "Boozy Christmas Fruit" which will take 6 weeks of soaking and stirring. The second part will then be posted. I think that I will be soaking my fruit in my homemade sloe gin, rather than brandy.

Have you made your Christmas Cakes yet?

5 comments:

Pixiedust said...

Ruth's recipe looks fab thinking of doing the same too. xxx

Kelly said...

I have never made a christmas cake (I really don't like it!!) I may make one for my work collegues as a goodbye present before I go on Maternity leave!

LaaLaa said...

I'm going to give it a go too. I made Nigella's 'Boiled' Christmas Cake a couple of years ago and it was a hit. I'm so excited about Christmas. xxx

Sarah said...

No but that sure sounds lovely! Six weeks of smelling that fruit soaking sounds great in itself.

Val said...

Ok....cultural question. Do people in the UK actually eat and enjoy fruitcake? It is a huge joke here in the States, and I don't actually know anyone who eats it.