christmas cake eggstravanzarating:
originally posted in my LiveJournal 19 dec 2005
so ... I weighed out the ground almonds, the whole nuts (whizzed briefly in the food processor), the mixed tropical fruit, the sultanas, the blueberries and cranberries, the dried apricots. I rummaged in the back of the cupboard for Cointreau and Amaretto.
I beat 225g of butter with 225g of caster sugar and 1 tsp of Madagascan vanilla essence.
I added one egg.
then I added another egg ... and *as I cracked it* I realised it was bad, but it was too late - it was on its way into the Kitchenaid. Pete heroically dealt with the revolting sugary sulphury mess, while I washed everything up.
then I found more butter, more sugar, more vanilla essence and started again. This time I did what I usually do - but inexplicably didn't the time before - and broke the eggs into an intermediate container, but of course they were all fine.
the cake? Well, I'm not very happy with it to be honest. I think I might go and [whisper] buy one from Waitrose ...