At first glance what do you see? A fairly standard looking Christmas cake? Well it’s not just any old Christmas cake, it’s my Christmas cake, made with love.
This is one cooking and baking task I really spend plenty of time on – I never rush this or skimp on the measure or quality. When it’s removed from the oven, it’s really light and bouncy, but I make sure by the time I serve this cake that it’s heavy with brandy. I also make sure I do my best to decorate the cake well and give it the beauty it deserves.
We don’t often get the chance to eat Christmas cake, mince pies or chocolate log, and so this is why I take my time to make sure my cake is the best of them all, and this way my family get to look forward to eating it. We usually eat far too much food over Christmas, so perhaps it’s better to make a small amount of food, but make it as luxurious as you can – this way nothing is left to waste. There are too many hungry people out there.
Christmas is all about giving and sharing – I love Christmas and of course so do all my family – we have a lovely open fire and we always have a real tree and lots of nuts everywhere. My children refuse to go anywhere else for Christmas, it has to be at home, to them that is where the best atmosphere is, and I always try to make sure I make it really memorable for them. Now they are older, but I still enjoy making a fuss! I have always cooked at Christmas for the family for the past thirty-three years, but this year my son invited us to his place – we can’t wait. Now someone is going to cook for me, and all I have to do is relax.
Enough of me going on, lets bake!