Yesterday, I posted a note that I would be off baking cookies and came back to comments that wanted recipes and then Ina Kuvik mentioned one of hers that got me drueling…
Update: You needn’t go to the trouble of the actual recipe – I just love the descriptions: Ina wrote, “Yep, the spunge or madeira cake that lines the bottom of dish must be at least 2 days old 😀 then comes jam, them home made vanilla custard then comes layer of strawberries and blueberries then strawberry jelly (to set fairly before placed on top of fruit layer so it doesn’t leak into custard layer) then layer of whipped cream sprinkled with grated or flaked chocolate – and that is the three day affair in making MY version of old English trifle – yummy”
So, if you’ve time today, what is your gift of love that you make at Christmas time only – or to be politically correct, this time of the year? For me, I make Sherry Wine Cake and, I think they’re actually called Pralines, it is taking Pecans, dipping them in egg whites, rolling them in brown sugar and cinnamon and baking them in the oven for 45 minutes, turning ’em every 15 minutes…. My nephew could get me to do this every year by looking up a me (no longer, he’s about 6 feet or so now, but can still twist me right around his smallest finger) and asking, “Aunt Huntie, will you make those nuts this year – you know the ones?! Pulease?”
Do you have one of those? Where it is a labor of love and eagerly awaited by somebody somewhere? Maybe that blinkedy-blinkedy Elf even~ I’m off to spend the afternoon-evening with a dear friend of mine and I am late. I’m taking some of my cookies with me. We shall see if she’s up to the challenge of appreciating ’em. Happy 22nd day of Christmas, everyone!