Yes I know it is only the beginning of November, but it is time to seriously think about starting to get some of the Christmas fayre ordered or made! I love Christmas, and I love making the cakes and mincemeat and everything. It definitely brings out the best in me.
Today I made the Christmas Cake (recipe here
) – a definite Grigson favorite; it’ll be the third year in a row I will have made the one from the book. Around a week before Christmas, I’ll be making the marzipan and royal icing too (recipes here
Also, later this week, I shall be making the mincemeat for the mince pies
. Last year, I made a traditional Mrs Beeton recipe
, but I’m going to make the other recipe in English Food
this time – orange mincemeat.
After discussion with the family, we have decided to not do a turkey this year. Instead we are going to have roast beef (recipe here
), roast pheasant (recipe here
) and a Bradenham ham. I ordered that two weeks ago from their website
. I am organised!
I shall be adding the recipes as I do them of course. Why not have a crack at one or two yourself? You know you wanna…
Ho ho ho!