And so to the work of Christmas. Thankfully, time is something I have plenty of and therefore can set aside a morning, especially if it is raining !... to get the loaf pans out and start the yeast fermenting.
Inspired by this gal's blog, I found I had all the ingredients in the cupboard plus some booze that needed using up ... and started soaking the dried fruit for a Christmas cake. Not one of my best items when it comes to baking but thought I would try again. One reason was that the Marks and Spencer cake (smallish) that I bought recently was not as good as I had expected. Maybe my taste has changed?