Spice Girl asked me in a comment here what happened to the cake I was making….
Full of sticky French Agen prunes, the best prunes in the world, and even stickier cherries, whole walnuts and more fruit again, embedded in a caramel sauce, I topped off Dan Lepard’s Caramel Cake with some Dutch marzipan. The cake is sweet and moist and could do with some more brandy in it to give it a more Christmassy feel, but it’s a delicious cake nonetheless. We only cut it yesterday so this is the first slice!
Sausage rolls, home made flaky pastry, little mince pies made with our own garden fruit mincemeat, something else I never got round to posting about. There is still a bag of sausage rolls unbaked in the freezer. And B wanted a stollen too, which I made with cranberries and sultanas. The gingerbread men mutated into yeti and I gave up trying to decorate them.
So as you can see, far too much food everywhere. Bring on the poached chicken soup!
Here are some prep pictures, I didn’t take cooked ones of the sausage rolls and mince pies, but I am sure you know what they look like! Christmas tree came down today and this is the last Christmas post from me.
Edited: 12th night – dug the sausage rolls that were left over out of the freezer and baked them off for supper with some celeriac and leek soup.