She kissed me gently: I was all flour making the Christmas cake
, and it would not have done to give me a hug; and then she looked round for Heathcliff.
to CLEAN DOWN Moor House from chamber to cellar; my next to rub it up with bees-wax, oil, and an indefinite number of cloths, till it glitters again; my third, to arrange every chair, table, bed, carpet, with mathematical precision; afterwards I shall go near to ruin you in coals and peat to keep up good fires in every room; and lastly, the two days preceding that on which your sisters are expected will be devoted by Hannah and me to such a beating of eggs, sorting of currants, grating of spices, compounding of Christmas cakes
, chopping up of materials for mince-pies, and solemnising of other culinary rites, as words can convey but an inadequate notion of to the uninitiated like you.
Neil Dempsey's Christmas cake
Chef Neil Dempsey, from the Isla Gladstone Conservatory, Anfield, with his Christmas cake
Picture: ANDREW TEEBAY/ at121110bcake-2 Adam Townsley, head chef at the Malmaison
These vary in various parts of the world, but a few of the more common and popular confectionary items include the muchtalked about and much- eaten Christmas cake
, plum pudding, mince pies, cookies, cupcakes and stollen.
Cognac brand Courvoisier makes its debut in Tesco Finest mince pies, The Co-operative Group's brandy sauce and Asda's Christmas cake
Covering everything from turkey and Christmas cake
to alternatives such as ginger baked ham there is something for everyone.
For the highly westernised parish, Christmas mainly meant an annual party, Christmas cake
, whisky, gambling, yellow balloons, a shopping-spree and dress-up time.
And among the plethora of things to be done, is making a Christmas cake
Here at the NSWNA we travelled far and wide and munched our way through some slabs of fruity fare in our search for the best Christmas cake
Three sausage rolls, two mince pies and a chocolate Christmas cake
Beaton's Cook Book -- a gift from my wife -- which contains the recipe for my favorite Christmas Cake
, which my mother baked, and now my wife bakes.
IT SEEMS miracles are still happening at Christmas - Christmas shoppers prefer SPROUTS to Christmas cake
, pudding or even a festive glass of sherry.