Friday, 19 October 2007

Life's Blessings

  1. Good friends - who support and cheer you through the ups and downs of life; through thick and thin; in sickness and in health; for richer for poorer.
  2. A sharp frosty start to the day, bright blue sky and warm sunshine which beckoned me to partake of lunch out in the garden. A mug of coffee, toast and marmite with a small nugget of cheese and a home grown apple. Serenaded by a young robin.
  3. The smell of rich dark heavily fruited and brandy soaked Christmas cake baking in a slow, slow oven. This recipe is very similar to my old family recipe. I like a moist fruit cake so add a glass of brandy to the mix before it is cooked. I'll still feed it with more brandy over the next few weeks. Do use SR flour instead of plain - I think it makes for a lighter cake and use dark brown soft sugar, the spices and the black treacle - they will all enhance that deeply rich flavour and make it far more special than an 'ordinary' rich fruit cake.

6 comments:

teeni said...

I'm not a big fruitcake fan but the one you are describing sounds good enough to DRINK! LOL. Hope you are doing well! ;)

Mopsa said...

No...can it really be christmas cake time already?? I s'pose you're right.

Flowerpot said...

I love fruit cake - that one sounds great.

lady thinker said...

Well Teeni - you could always suck a slice of mine till it's dry.
Yes - get mixing Mopsa - its only 60 odd days to Christmas.
Flowerpot - it is delicious - make one this week...

Winchester whisperer said...

Gosh you're well organised!

lady thinker said...

Winchester - well I do like to try and be one ahead of everyone - a kind of Mrs Bucket ...

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