Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Nigel Slater's Chrismas Cake - Take II
Melbourne Cup Day was Christmas cake baking day for me. I like to bake a different recipe every year, and I thought I was being novel when I chose Nigel Slater's Christmas Cake from The Kitchen Diaries, which is also online here.
However, if I thought I was going where I had not been before, I was sadly mistaken. A quick Google search led me to my very own post on the same Christmas cake, two years ago.
Oh well, it may be an oldie but it is certainly a goodie. I was very pleased with how my cake turned out, and I will happily feed it with brandy between now and Christmas. I may even branch out and ice it this year - who knows?
The gorgeous Santa atop the cake comes from the Christmas shop in Carmel, CA - I bought it on my June holiday to the States. I had forgotten all about him until I baked my cake and pudding and was looking for ways to decorate them - and out popped Santa.
How is your Christmas preparation going? Have you baked your cake yet? Or are you too busy with Thanksgiving to have got that far yet?