CLASSIC BEAUTY - a 1967 Mercury Cougar. Car of the year 1969, it is a thing of beauty. I have kept this bag fairly simple because the car speaks for itself.
I made a batch of mixed fruit jam - some for us and some for Christmas presents. Picked some more of my 'Blenheim Orange' apples, these are quite late maturing so now they are about perfect. I ment to pick them all but after picking roughly ten pounds I decided to leave the rest till next weekend while I work out what to do with them all.
They are already in the mincemeat and the mixed fruit jam. Maybe some mint jelly and some more apple cheese.
|Naked Christmas Cakes|
GRAN WESTONS RICH FRUIT CAKE
1 kilo of mixed dried fruit
250g dark brown sugar
250g plain (all purpose) flour
pinch of salt
teaspoon mixed spice
Beat butter and sugar together until soft and fluffy
Add 2 eggs and beat in well, then add the other 2 eggs and beat well
Seive flour, spice and salt together
Add flour and fruit to mix alternatly
Turn into a prepared 9" round tin
Bake for 3 hours at gas reg 1 - 140degrees celcius - 280 degrees farenheit