Last night we realised that we were out of honey so decided to head for the supermarket first thing. We got there not long after 7 a.m. when they open and the car park was quite full. Luckily, it was not too bad inside and we bought the honey and a few other items then found a fast checkout (less than 10 items) open and went straight through - no hassle and home in no time. After breakfast, I changed sheets and got them on the line and then made my Christmas cake which is virtually a gluten free boiled fruit cake in a loaf tin.
Gluten free flours vary a lot and I used one I have been mixing up from a gluten free cook book I bought this year. As I had boiled up the fruit yesterday it was quite quick to make, the longest part being the baking. I am pleased to say it is delicious and not crumbly as gluten free cakes can often be. I like this loaf shaped cake as it is so easy to slice.
While I was doing this Doug went to visit a neighbour and was gone an hour or so. I had made up a fresh batch of the gf flour and was just starting on lunch when he got home.
After lunch we started on the trifle and got the cake, fruit and jelly in the fridge and will add the custard and cream tomorrow. We then decided to read for an hour before having a cuppa with some of the cake. At this stage another neighbour called in but she just wanted a chat and nothing to eat or drink.
We have just had our evening meal (light) and are about to watch a new series of U.K.'s the Repair Shed. That is enough for today.