Now, that the presents are all unwrapped, that the bird is eaten and that you are wondering how you are going to survive the excess that comes with New Year’s Eve, it’s time for me… More
Thank you so much to Solveig or inviting me to participate in her Advent Calendar.
Magical, Boozy, Nutty Christmas Cake
Simmer and Stir!!!
175g butter, chopped
200g dark muscovado sugar
750g luxury mixed dried fruit
Finely grated zest and juice of one orange
Finely grated zest of one lemon
100ml Amaretti plus at least 4 tbsps more
85g macadamia nuts
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
85g ground almond
200g plain flour
Half a teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground mixed spice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Quarter teaspoon ground allspice
Mugs of steaming mulled wine for you to drink while baking!
Some Christmas music in the background.
- First things first grab a helper. A friend, family member (my daughter helped,) or a pet to keep you company whilst baking the cake. Be sure to offer the friend, or family helper a steaming mug of mulled wine but keep alcohol away from your cat or dog. Some doggy or cat treats would suffice instead.
Christmas Away From Home
By Katharina Barten
A year ago I was in Canada living with a host family and I was experiencing some Christmas traditions that we don’t have here or at least that I don’t practice.
One of them was baking a gingerbread house. I had never done that before but I got to say that I really enjoyed it. Another thing that I wasn’t used to was all the decorating of the exterior of the house but I also liked that a lot. These are just some things I remember and I must say I kind of miss my Canadian Christmas but I am very happy to spend it here in Germany this year spending Christmas our way because that’s what I grew up with
These are just some things I remember and I must say I kind of miss my Canadian Christmas but I am very happy to spend it here in Germany this year spending Christmas our way because that’s what I grew up with.