Advent Calendar 2017 – Christmas Cake

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A version of this post appeared back in 2010 originally. I have repeated it here with a few tweaks!

My Grandmother spotted this Christmas Cake recipe in a copy of Woman Magazine, and since then both my Mum and I  have used it.

The photograph is of the actual page from the magazine, which does look in rather a sorry state! The actual date is gleaned from a book review on the reverse of the recipe – 1983!

Since Mum has passed away I have not made a Christmas Cake. I have either bought a small one or we have not had one. It is one of the tasks that I cannot quite bring myself to do yet. Mum used to come over and we would make them together. I don’t know what we would talk about, just those random chats we would have about a variety of topics. One of which would be a prompt to write my Christmas cards!

Do you make a Christmas cake?

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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