Sometimes I have to pinch myself to believe that I have the opportunity to do fantastically exciting things like writing and publishing a book so before I get on with the rest of this post I want to thank all of you, for standing behind me, being in The Pink Whisk gang and making this all possible, dear lovely Pink Whiskers this book is all because of you.… Read more…
A much simpler affair for your Christmas Cake – great if you’re not mad on marzipan and icing!
The glaze contains brandy which means you can prep your cake well in advance and nothing untoward will happen to the fruits. If you’re making an alcohol free cake then just use the warmed apricot jam on it’s own. … Read more…
The time has come! You’ve been lovingly stirring and looking after your boozy fruit and after six weeks soaking it’s ready to be turned into your Christmas Cake!
1 x Boozy Fruit Soak
225g butter, softened
150g light muscovado sugar
75g dark muscovado sugar
2 tbsps treacle
5 eggs, large
285g plain flour
2 tsp mixed cake spice
100g whole almonds (optional of course if you don’t like nuts!)
150ml brandy, for feeding the baked cake
Before we get onto making the cake read through the top tips covering frequently asked questions!… Read more…
First up I’m sorry I’ve not been about quite so much -trying to manage everything (and the boys as well) has been keeping me working like the clappers!
So where have I been…..? Working on this, for you lovely lot!… Read more…