Obviously, it is nearly Christmas. I’ve been sick of it since approx October, and plan to spend the festive season asleep. The Traditional and Celebration section of Marguerite Patten’s recipe cards includes some baffling seasonal gems:
Yes! It’s the marshmallow bauble stand you’ve been waiting for! And if that’s happiness, god help us all. And why are there rings stuck to the branches?
This is a Danish cake, the reverse tells me, which leads me to conclude that Danes don’t give much of a stuff about Christmas. The reverse also says ‘Decorate as wished’, here the decorator wished to make a doll out of a fir cone, some paper and a cherry tomato. Who can say what any of us would do in the same situation. We mustn’t be too quick to pass judgment.
Mix remaining butter icing with melted chocolate, and pipe shape of doors, windows, etc. Dip apple slices in lemon juice, arrange as roof tiles, with marshmallows as ‘chimneys’. Decorate with silver balls.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!