Sunday, 27 October 2013

Waiting for a Storm

Well the weather forecasters say we have a storm a coming! .... so what else is a girl to do while waiting?

Bake of course!


Normally, I'm a Delia fan when it comes to Christmas cooking, but this year I'm going to change it up a bit - so out came another favourite Christmas book. Actually, although I've had this book a while, I've not really made much from it, and last night while flicking through, I've already been busy with my tabs, marking future cooking session. 

So, the fruit has been soaking in during the night, and I'm now going to make a start.  I will say, I was surprised at how much bourbon it said to soak the fruit in, 200ml ! So trust me, we'll be having a very "Merry" Christmas when time comes.

Enjoy your Sunday and fingers crossed the storm doesn't cause too much damage to anyone.

17 comments:

  1. Enjoy your baking. I have to say, I was not sure about her recipe for cooking gammon in cola but it tasted fabulous so may well give a few other recipes a go.

    Hope you are well 'battened down' for the coming storm (fingers crossed it gets lost on the way and we don't have too many problems).

    Toni xx

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  2. Yep, I'm another fan of "coke-y ham" as we call it here. Enjoy your baking!

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  3. ooh sounds fun 'cooking up a storm'!! I make Delia's christmas pud and it will be 'stir up Sunday' next weekend. Fingers crossed the storm doesn't hit us too hard xxx

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  4. I use this book as well.....the cranberry mince pies are delicious.

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  5. Are you making mincemeat or christmas cake Sandra, either way you are going to have a VERY merry christmas !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  6. i'm a Delia fan too - made her leek and potato soup today! Sounds like your cake will be delicious x

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  7. Yum! Gives me some ideas - will have to get going on an Australian Christmas pud! Hope the storm isn't/wasn't too ferocious .... x

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  8. We have very little of the storm up here, hope it has passed by without effect :)

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  9. Oh I bet that will taste lovely, you'll have to save me a slice :D x

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  10. Hope you came through it unscathed - a lot of trees down here which brought the trains to a standstill - Mr P now has another string to his bow of tree surgeon - well there were no trains to signal!! Your cake sounds fab and very merry!!

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  11. I hope y'all weathered the storm ok! We've finally had some rain here in Texas after a very dry summer. Reading your post has me wanting to bake something today! :>)

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  12. Hope you weren't hit too badly by the storm Sandra. Bet your cake will be yummy. Hope you will be showing it to us once its all decorated

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  13. Looking forward to seeing more pic of your cake along the way Sandra. x

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  14. Enjoy your baking x
    I'm a fan of Lorraine Pascal & use her books alot x

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  15. I baked for the storm here too. Spiced pound cake. The storm never came but the cake sure went!

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  16. The storm was a non-event for us - but I baked carrot & courgette cake for my crop yesterday! It was yum!

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  17. We were away but we did lots of baking for Halloween. You've prompted me to get my Christmas baking plan together though - I'm attempting baked bean cakes this year :-)

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