Top of the morning to you all!!
I just love the tradition of making Christmas cake. I remember as a child sitting at the dining table watching my mum making the cake, there was always a little job for me, generally chopping up the almonds and the cherries, (I’m not sure how but one or two of those cherries always ended up in my mouth) 😉 right at the end of the making the cake, Dad, Mum and I would each take our turn in stirring the cake – Good luck for the cake and a secret wish for us. I must have wished for at least 4 years in a row for a cuckoo clock, alas one never did arrive 😦 maybe Mum and Dad just wished harder that one didn’t. Lol
In my 20’s when I left home I didn’t take a copy of mum Christmas cake with me, but instead found one of my very own. I still use it today, nevertheless, I’ve made so many alterations to the recipe that I doubt you could say it’s the same cake as 20 years ago.
For the first time last year Boo helped me with the cake making, but just like when I was kid, Hubby, the Boys and Boo have always taken their turn to stir the cake and make that years wish.
So this Sunday Boo and I made the 2013 Christmas cake, we had great fun and do you know what two of those cherries found their way into my mouth 😉
Do you have a Christmas cake tradition? Do tell, I’d love to know.