And it begins, holiday baking 2009. Today I made two insanely large fruitcakes for my in-laws. They are neatly wrapped in brandy soaked cheesecloth and set to soak until Christmas (the fruitcakes, not the in-laws). Tomorrow, the steamed puddings.
This is where the English/Austrian heritage clashes with the Ukrainian. My English side loves baking these holiday cakes and puddings and the Ukrainian side is thinking:
"You're wasting perfectly good alcohol on cake?"
Man, I wish I had a nice brandy-soaked blanket to snuggle up with for the next month or so.