Magical, Boozy, Nutty Christmas Cake by Marjorie Mallon | Advent 2018 Day 22

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.
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Christmas Away From Home by Katharina Barten | Advent 2018 – Day 21

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.