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Christmas Cake!

Friday, 11 October 2013

Yes, I know, the holidays are still a few months away, no reason to get excited just yet. And that's exactly what I was thinking but then I got pulled into the rabbit hole that is Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie series. In Case Histories one of the characters is suffering from postpartum depression and trying to be the perfect housewife but she thinks she's failing since it's September and she hasn't even started her Christmas cake yet. Which is when I realized that you can actually make your cake already and just feed it brandy until Christmas. Well, there are probably other lessons to be learned from this as well but I just concentrated on the cake.

Last year I used Nigella's recipe, it was such a hit. My father-in-law made it a point of pride to mention every time how he's trying to eat very little at a time to keep it as long into the new year as possible.
So of course I had to make one this year too. I decided to try Jamie Oliver's and ended up making two, one to bring to the in-laws as a gift and another to offer at my birthday, just after Christmas.

Now on to the hard work of pouring alcohol on them once a week!

And also, if you're looking for a page turner, I'd heartily recommend Kate Atkinson!

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