Monday, November 09, 2009

All Day Baking

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.

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