Tuesday, November 22, 2011
We are crazy for Christmas in this house, and 2011 is no exception. So ont he weekend Hannah and I baked 2 Christmas Cakes. Unfortunately while they were in the oven (for 3 hours) I realised that I had left out the brown sugar and then when I checked the recipe I realised that as well as that I had forgotten to put in the required amount of self raising flour. Luckily it still tasted pretty good. So good in fact that I decided to try again - and not leave out any of the ingredients. Now this is a new recipe that i got off the radio - it is a CWA recipe - Glad Shute's to be precise - so needless to say I was quaking in my inner west birkenstocks. Generations of country housewives in my lineage - I didn't want to let them down....After all I was the first child in my family to be born in the 'big smoke' that was Brisbane circa 1960s and then only because my elder sister had been born with a heart defect and profoundly deaf - so the parents moved to the city in search of better resources and services for her...Both my sisters are very proud of the fact that they were born in country QLD. But I digress....Here are some pics of the first bake up - with Hannah. Yesterday I had another go - Hannah is sick with an ear infection so my other helper stepped in (no doubt encouraged by the fact that during the week he isn't allowed on the DS - so he had some 'spare time' to help out). They looked delicious. We'll try one when the tree goes up in a couple of weeks.