ok, I know I said that I AM NOT even thinking about Christmas but I have to admit that it is time to start soaking the fruit for the Christmas cake.
* 400g sultanas * 300g currants * 150g chopped dates * 150g chopped glace apricots * 150g chopped glace cherries * 100g chopped prunes * 150g chopped dried apples
* 100g slivered almonds
in a large bowl
* pour 1/2 cup brandy over fruit
and give a good stir
* cover and leave for a week or two
stirring each day.
for my tradition
I usually get each member of my family
to stir the fruit
and say a little blessing as they stir
the only other thing that I will do before December 1st
is taken from
*getting my present box ready*