I know it’s a bit early, but I’m starting my Christmas eating early this year as we’ll be away after Christmas aka left overs time, plus after about Boxing Day I don’t particularly fancy Christmas cake anyway.
This year’s inexpertly iced recipe is going back to the loving arms of Nigella, who can not write a bad Christmas cake recipe, sorry I deserted you last Christmas Nigella, that Rachel Allen cake was truely awful! The recipe I used was from the Nigella Christmas book, which is a slightly different recipe from her Feast and her How to be a Domestic Goddess books, but I think possibly even better. It’s moist, fruity, spicy but not too heavy, definitely moreish, whereas normally one slice is enough for me! Girl Lacer likes it to, so yeah, two people in the family who likes Christmas Cake!
In un Christmas cake related stuff – I’ve been tidying the kids’ massive collection of books, which prompted Girl Lacer to tidy her books on the little shelf above her bed. Amongst her collection is an old atlas of mine, she hands it to me,
“You better take it, I like it,” she goes.
Me, confused “Well, if you like it, you keep it on your shelf”.
“No, I read it at night, I can’t help it!”