Several weeks ago, I received an email from one of my favourite food bloggers, Alex from Dear Love Blog offering an edible gift for Christmas and continuous support for her blog. Being an openly greedy person, of course, I couldn't say no. Alex presented a list of delicious goodies and the task to choose was not an easy one. Satsuma & Clementine Marmalade? Honey & Ginger Fudge? Winter-spiced Vodka? But at the end I settled for a Christmas Cake.
I have two contrary views on Christmas Cake. One, it's this dreadful dried-fruit cake, covered in jaw-achingly sweet royal icing or marzipan so hard, I'm afraid my teeth will break; and two, it's just not Christmas without a Christmas Cake.
I received the cake a couple days before Christmas and the cake is the highlight of my holiday. I cannot stop bragging about it to my friends. I must tell you, the cake smells absolutely incredible and I know it'll taste delicious. I haven't actually cut the cake yet because I want to "feed it with brandy like an alcoholic pet" as Alex wrote, for another week or two.
If you would like to see better pictures of the cake and would like to see the recipe and how to make it, please visit Alex's blog, by simply clicking here.
I think this is the wonderful thing about the food blogging community, it's not just about sharing recipes, pictures and stories, it's also about making friends.
Alex, thank you so much for this wonderful present. It was so generous of you. You really made my Christmas. Thank you again for thinking of me. Have a great holiday season. Here's to a long lasting friendship. Cheers!