"Some people say life is the thing, but I prefer reading"
- Logan Pearsall Smith
Monday, December 20, 2010
I love Christmas baking. The pudding & cake were made weeks ago to the accompaniment of Christmas carols & Handel's Messiah. Today, I got the cake out of its wrapping to take in to work for morning tea. I don't do marzipan, just the traditional almonds dotted on the top. This year I baked the cake in my new oven so I'll be interested to see how it turned out. Of course, I've been feeding it with brandy for the last 6 weeks so any deficiencies in texture or crumbliness will be well-hidden.
I've also made chocolate truffles as presents for some of my friends at work. I discovered these little foil cases in a kitchen shop & they look much better than the paper cases I usually use. They're smaller than the paper cases though & you can see it took me a while to get my eye in when rolling the truffles. Still, they won't mistake them for shop-bought ones!
I'm an avid reader who loves middlebrow fiction, 19th century novels, WWI & WWII literature, Golden Age mysteries & history. Other interests include listening to classical music, drinking tea, baking cakes & enjoying the antics of my cats, Lucky & Phoebe. Contact me at lynabby16AThotmailDOTcom or follow me on Twitter @lynabby16