Posts

Showing posts from December, 2013

Mango Remembered

Image
So as it's the season of office parties - I mean Christmas - I've been digging through the archives for things to wear, and I remembered taking pictures of this little gem of a dress, which I bought at the end of the summer. I love the unusual shape at the front of this dress, though I'll probably take it a step further and dress it up with a bit of festive sparkle or a long slinky gold necklace when I next wear it.



Stir-Up Sunday: Christmas Cake

Image
Technically, Stir-Up Sunday was last weekend - the 24th November - but as my laptop has gone to the great scrapyard in the sky *sob* this is the first chance I've had to borrow one and start posting again…

For those of you who haven't heard of 'Stir Up Sunday' before, it's an old English tradition (and one we follow religiously in our family.) It basically refers to the Sunday that falls a month before Christmas. The idea is that you put aside this day to complete all your pre-christmas baking - thereby allowing a month for your cake and puddings to 'mature'. On this day everyone who's present can 'stir' the mixture and make a wish…

This year will be the first time the responsibility of the cake has fallen to me, and sticking with tradition, I'm following our family recipe…


Tools of the trade: Mixing Bowl (x2)  Cake Tin (20.5cm Square - though anything about that size will do) Baking Parchment Wooden spoon/spatula
Ingredients: 400g Plain Flour 1ts…