Monday, November 12, 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?