This week I’m going to make up some little Christmas hampers, I’ve got a few ideas of what I’m going to put in them but I need to work out if I have time to do everything. Pop back next Tuesday to see what I put into my hamper.

Phew – a busy bake this week but hampers now done. Lots of chocolates which were great fun to make (especially as Sharon let me lose in her kitchen), Homemade sweet and savoury biscuits, butter, cheese and cranberry sauce. I’m off now to hang my stocking up for Father Christmas and to think about next weeks bake. Have a lovely Christmas (Nadolig Llawen) – x


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  1. Hey – let me know how it goes with the hampers, and what you decide to put in them. I finished work here in Moscow early today, and decided I needed to try and make a dark fruitcake for Christmas for my friends in the office. Did you know they don’t celebrate Christmas Day here? No – it’s all about the New Year, and they take a whole week off at the beginning of January instead.

    I had a look in my store cupboard to see what I could use, and have ended up tonight with sultanas, raisins, chopped dried apricots, chopped dates, walnut pieces and chopped macadamia nuts steeping in a mixture of booze and other interesting liquid I found to hand – red wine, ginger marmalade, molasses, pomegranate syrup (big over here) and some honeyed vodka I was given by a friend (yum yum!), when they moved down to Sochi. I’ve mixed it all up and it’s now luxuriating in my fridge for a day or two, chilling out. I’m going down to the supermarket under the hotel in the morning to see if I can get some candied peel, apples and glacĂ© cherries to add to the mix. Oh, and I want to try and get some ingredients to make Christmas dinner for some of my friends, but I’ll tell you how I do with that another time!

    I have to fly to Sochi for the day on Sunday, but will try to find time to get the rest of the ingredients together and bake me a cake around that. I’ll let you know how it goes!

    Lots of love


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