Thursday, 8 December 2016

It's Snowing

big, fat flakes are falling outside my window


our first snow


 I'm grateful to have nowhere to be


if you have to be out there today


be safe


and keep warm


Monday, 5 December 2016

A Christmas Treat

I love fruitcake.

luscious batter

There, I said it.

But it's hard to find one with the rich, dense, brownie-like consistency I love, so every year I bake myself one. The recipe I use calls for coffee and cocoa and and ground hazelnuts - YUM!

It bakes for 2 hours at a low temperature with a pan of water on the oven floor - that's what makes it so moist; the water bath.

I wish you could smell my house right now!

ready for the oven

When it's done I'll douse it with spiced rum and store it away.  This is the hard part ... I never quite make it to the end.

cooling

It's that good.

doused and ready to store

What's your favourite Christmas treat?