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.


It's that good.

doused and ready to store

What's your favourite Christmas treat?