My first ever Christmas cake

Hello Friends,

This year I’ve been doing lots of things either for the first time or things which have stretched me out of my comfort zone.  I’ve done a whole load of things from roasting a chicken for the first time to cycling the Sea to Sea route (something I didn’t think I would physically be able to do).

The latest thing I’ve done for the first time is to cook a Christmas cake – please don’t laugh.  I like Christmas cake and I usually buy one from the supermarket as the rest of the family aren’t so keen on it.  I wanted to make my own though, so I borrowed the Hairy Bikers Christmas book from the library and made it from there.  I found that I already had most of the ingredients in the cupboard, so the only thing I had to buy was some figs.

IMGP3890The cake only took an hour to make and a couple of hours to cook.  Here is the finished cake…

IMGP3891I’m feeding it once a week with rum (I don’t like brandy).  The nicest thing is that it really smells like a proper Christmas cake.  I’m going to ice it just before Chistmas, so I’ll post a picture of the finished cake then.

Have you made your own Christmas cake this year?

Until next time, Tawney x

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