Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Day :: Twenty One

I'm working my way down the list:
  • presents bought - tick
  • decorations up - tick
  • puddings steamed - tick
  • cards written and posted - tick
  • christmas cake decorated - tick

There was a lot of marzipan left when I finished decorating the cake so I decided I would make stollen. But something went wrong and instead of the light fluffy cake like dough filled with fruit and a melting marzipan centre I seem to have made a stollen brick... two of them. I made myself eat a slice for breakfast just to see if it tasted okay but wish I'd stuck to porridge! Looks like the birds are in for a treat, although I fear they might be unable to take off after eating this!


Oh well... that will teach me to go off-list.
Back on it today... wrapping presents.

8 comments:

  1. Maybe they could be yule logs?

    What a shame! I have to say, the one and only time I decided to make stollen at home (Delia by any chance?) I realised there's a reason people buy it instead ...

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  2. What a shame :-(
    I think I'd have yo eat the marzipan out of the middle before giving the crusts to the hens.

    Celia
    x

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  3. So disappointing when recipes go wrong and it looks so lovely too. The birds will have a treat even if they do have to go on a diet in the New Year!

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  4. Oh Gina I can't belive your stollen went wrong. Unfortunately I have no words of wisdom to offer except to say that I'm used to taking things out of the oven that are not quite right.

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  5. I'm with Dottie Cookie, have you thought about burning them on the fire, whilst eating the marzipan? ;-)

    This is advice from a domestic goddess x

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  6. I'm with Magic Cochin..............

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  7. Ignore them all and stick with your first thoughts Gina. Feed those birds up for Christmas. They will love such a sweet treat! I am suggesting this solution as a marzipan hating bird loving girl. It would work for me! Good luck with wrapping the presents. It all sounds very organised chez Ferrari.

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  8. Your christmas cake looks great and how sweet of you to make a special cake for the birds!! Have a great Christmas and thanks for the advent blogs

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