One of my favourite half term pastimes is making a Christmas cake. I use Rachel Allen’s recipe from Bake , and it is delicious. You have to soak a load of dried fruits in brandy first, so I did that before breakfast today. After some jobs and a nice long walk I set about making the batter.
I put it in 2 tins (I always make some to give to my parents etc) and then into the oven they go.
They smell so good at the moment, baking away. I will save the icing for sometime in December 🙂
I had my other munchkin pumpkin today- I baked it with some cinnamon and maple syrup, then I cooked a tiny bit of flaked pudding rice in some coconut milk, and then for the last bit of baking, put that in the middle.
It went all gooey in the middle- I added a little splash of maple syrup at the end, and it was delish! Perfect pudding. I might make some pumpkin gingerbread later as it was so good. Plus, I found that Ocado also have tinned pumpkin!
(Randomly a different brand to the one in Waitrose)
So now I have half a cupboard full! Tofu pumpkin pasta could become a regular feature- yippee!