Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Stir Up Sunday, er no, Mix It Monday

Oh my goodness; what a palaver!
Got Mr B to 'shake' the festive mix bag of fruit and nuts from Aldi for a mini version of Stir Up Sunday as I hadn't measured out the ingredients to make my Christmas cake yesterday.
It was a bit of a shame I hadn't checked my cupboards because come yesterday I only had about a third of the dried fruit that I needed!

Had a look through my large recipe collection in the hope of finding something I could do to salvage what I had already measured out.
Step up a print-out from Kirstie & Phils' Chrimbo programme, which was along the lines of x amount of dried fruit of any type and so forth, so that I could get the wet/dry/fat mix OK.
A very large amount of cherries, the remains of the mixed peel, some old dried apricots and even older crystallised ginger and 'hey presto' enough mixture to make a cake!

This was the final piece of last years. It was the Marion Keyes recipe, which, although very nice, was much too sweet for me.
What's the betting that this years' cake is the best ever and I won't ever be able to replicate it???


  1. That looks amazing - do you make Christmas puddings too?

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  2. Those botched jobs usually turn out the best, don't they? I've just made Jon & his mates a batch of muffins using blackened bananas, out of date flour, brown sugar, cinnamon & veg oil - they look and smell ace! x

  3. Haha, that will likely happen. I need to make mine this weekend, I think. It's been so busy lately that I'm not sure where all the days go.

  4. I would call it a "happy accident" honestly, it looks delicious and I have to confess that I am very greedy !!