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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Why You Should Learn to Communicate Better With Your Spouse by Holly Geely | Advent 2018 Day 4

Why You Should Learn to Communicate Better With Your Spouse

By Holly Geely

“I need shortbread, now! At least a hundred!”

Will’s shout woke Jerry, who woke up and switched on his bedside lamp. A brief check confirmed it was two o’clock in the morning. 

“We don’t have any flour,” said Jerry. 

“Shortbread is the key! It’s the only way to save the world!” said Will. His arms flailed wildly with the importance of his words. He was a hand talker while awake; in his sleep, he was a full-body talker. 

“We can buy some, but none of the stores are open,” said Jerry.

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