Saturday, December 31, 2011
GET AHEAD FOR CHRISTMAS 2012!!!!!!!!
I'm afraid that I'm going to use the "R" word - I know I won't be popular, but it's for your own good!!! Most of us make resolutions (there I've said it!!) about being more organised - and I'm giving you an easy way to get the warm fuzzy feeling - prepare the fruit for next year's Christmas cake this week, imagine how organised and "Suzie Homemakerish" you'll feel - so what if you don't keep to the healthy eating regime or if you don't manage to hit the gym every day - you still know that your Christmas cake is getting more delicious by the day!
Why am I so evangelical about this year long soak for the fruits - once again I managed to forget about the fruit that I had left to soak for a whole year (my last find was a jar of raisins that had been soaking in dark rum for a very, very long time - scrumptious) - and I have to say that the result was the richest moistest cake ever (well equal place with Nigella's chocolate Christmas cake).
I urge you to pop over to The Pink Whisk's recipe for boozy fruit for your Christmas Cake where you will find the directions for this cake elixir. It makes so much sense to prepare the fruits at this time - you probably have many of the fruits and the booze in the cupboard, what better way could you have to use them up?
I want to thank you all for your support during 2011 and to wish you the very best for 2012.