Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Happy Christmas and Cake

Midweek distraction no 10 - this is the last blog for 2010 until the new year. I wish you Happy Holidays, a Happy Christmas and successful baking. 

On a Christmas Cake Theme; I leave you with a slice of my White Christmas Cake :

And a song about a rather heavy Christmas Cake. The words and music were written by C. Frank Horn in 1883. 'Mrs Fogarty's Christmas Cake', sung and played by musician, Tom Smith, from Boston, MA, USA ( :

and a joke :

Dave’s Christmas Cake Recipe


1 cup of butter
1 cup of sugar
4 large eggs
2 cups of dried fruit
1 cup of brown sugar
2 cups flour
Lemon juice
1 bottle of brandy

Sample the brandy to check for quality. Take a large bowl. Check the brandy again. To be sure it's the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink. Repeat. Turn on the electric mixer, beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar and beat again. Make sure the brandy is still OK.

Cry another tup. Tune up the mixer. Beat two leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Mix on the turner. If the fired druit gets stuck in the beaterers, pry it goose with a drewscriver.

Sample the brandy to check for vonsisticity. Next, sift two cups of flour. Or something. Who cares?

Check the brandy. Now sift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Spoon the sugar or something. Whatever you can find. Grease the oven. Turn the cake tin to 350 degrees.

Don't forget to beat off the turner. Throw the bowl out of the window. Check the brandy again and go to bed. Hic.