Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Baking, Trifle, and other things

 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.



12 comments:

  1. I did a LOT of baking last week, and it all went north with Grandson. So another lot this week, and 2 cheesecakes to do tomorrow.We have beans galore!!! Small pale lemon ones on low plants, guess they were your seeds that have given such goodies, and many thanks for the poppy ones, and a delightful calendar, love those photos.

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    1. Pleased the calendar and seeds arrived safely. I am sure you did a lot more baking than me.

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  2. The cake looks good. We've just broached ours which is half cake/half Armagnac. Delicious.

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    1. Sounds a bit too boozy for us. As long as you enjoyed it.

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  3. I just had a slice of the cake I cooked yesterday. Very nice though no taste of the shot of whiskey I poured over the top

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    1. I put a shot of brandy in my loaf (recipe says 1/4 cup whisky but I didn't have any). Couldn't taste the brandy but made the cake taste good.

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    1. It was and didn't crumble like many gf cakes do.

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  5. Most of my cakes are made in a loaf tin or a square tray bake tin for the very same reason as you - much easier to slice or portion.
    xx

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  6. Susan, first I would like to thank you for the lovely email. I read it to MeMa before we left for the hospital this morning and she wanted me to tell you thank you very much. We did purchase all the ingredients for our cake but have decided not to bother with it this year. We both wish you and Doug all the best in the holiday season.

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    1. Thank you, Doc, I just hope Mema doesn't find it too tough.

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