Welcome to our plot!

I'm Hazel, and in Nov 2006 my friend Jane and I took on a half plot at Hill Allotments, Sutton Coldfield - we want the satisfaction of growing and eating our own fruit and veg, and to improve our diet (and fitness!).

This is the story of what happened next...........

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Class 66 - Home Made Cake - Fruit

The forecasters got it right - light rain all day until the evening.

I put my time to good use, though & made my fruit cake for the show. As it happens, I'm going head-to-head this year with big sis Helen in this class - I suspect she'll take the honours, but we'll see...

The fruit has been soaking in a cocktail of whiskey, sherry & drambuie (it would have been whiskey as per the recipe, but I ran out, and ended up with a slosh of whatever was to hand...) for a day or so - the smell as it was cooking in the oven was superb!

I had the customary 'is it cooked through' dither - it doesn't help that the handwritten-on-a-post-it-note recipe lists the ingredients, but no method; & the oven temp, but no cooking time...


  1. That looks fabulous Hazel. At our show the judges are allowed to taste - so looks aren't the only thing they go by. Best of luck.

  2. That looks brilliant (I was going to say fabulous but Flummery beat me to it!).

  3. We'll see how it does next weekend! The judges cut the cakes, but I'm not sure about tasting - I would if it was me!

    I take it that you'd both like a piece, B&P!


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