Anyone else baking their own? Here’s the fruit for mine. Think I’m going to cook it tomorrow! Soaked in rum!
I wouldn’t even know where to begin!!! That looks like a good start though
It smells delightful. I’m going for the Hairy Bikers recipe this year.
Soaked in rum sounds great, Andrew Send us a pic when it’s done!!
I’m not super into Christmas cakes myself, but even if I was, my dad runs the kitchen here… learned my lesson a couple of times when I’ve tried to cook here that it’s easier to just let him be head chef, lol.
I wonder if @ColinRobinson would be up for a cooking section too! Maybe if enough threads accumulate on it, we can create one I reckon we’ll probably make you an admin at some point too, Andrew (just need to discuss our process a bit more for that with Simon first), if you’re up for that
I’ve only started enjoying baking and cooking since lockdown when I had a bit more time. I’m far from being good at it!
Here’s the cooked cake - next to ice and decorate (the part I’m not looking forward to).
Really looking forward to piece with a chunk of Wensleydale cheese in it.
Happy to help out any way I can @jeremy.
Oh woooow. That does actually look delicious You’ve got me salivating now, especially at the mention of Wensleydale cheese
Actually, you got me thinking. Although I haven’t really baked or cooked much during lockdown (even when I lived on my own in my Soho flat, I brought food from home every week and just did light cooking), I’ve really enjoyed treating myself to delicious food at times, eg cupcakes, vegan meals, and burgers I enjoy.
Not being able to go out or socialise as much has helped me to enjoy simpler things like that!
Work of art!! Hope you enjoy
I stuffed myself with my nephew’s birthday cake at the weekend and will be burning it off all week
Ross that looks delicious and I love your decorations! I make a cake every year, and so far I’ve iced it but the decorating is on hold until tomorrow when I’ve got the day off. Currently it has cardboard cutout decorations as a stop gap from the pre-weighed ingredients box I bought (love the fact I didn’t end up with half used pots of mixed peel and glacé cherries at the back of the cupboard!)
Looks lovely - what a great idea having all the ingredients already weighed out. Does it have the spices sorted as well - I spent a fortune on spices and only used 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of each!
Looking forward to seeing the decorated cake!