Feeling Christmassy now.

Miss C and I have had a lovely day with lots of Christmas fun. First we topped the cake.

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As hubby doesn’t like marzipan or icing we don’t usually bother with one but this year we just fancied the challenge. Having made a traditional cake some weeks ago I found a nut topping in this year’s issue of Landscape Magazine.

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It’s a delicious combination of nuts, dried cranberries and choc chips. Stirred into a syrup, butter and cornflower sauce and cooked in the oven for 10 mins. We had a little try (cooks perk!) And it tastes lovely, can’t wait for a slice.
Later we made sweets and cranberry and apple sauces. I might post them later!
We finished the afternoon by using the leftovers to make a room fragrance.

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Basically the chopped squeezed oranges with the discarded odd looking cranberries, a few cloves and a pinch of mixed spices. Having a rampant rosemary bush outside the front door I chucked in a few clippings of that as well for colour. Stood on top of the fire for a while the whole room now smells divine.

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Christmas has officially started!

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