Nan’s Christmas Cake

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Every year me and my dad have the discussion ‘who’s going to make the Christmas cake?’ We use a recipe from an old cookbook of my Nan’s that makes two cakes. One of us will make the cakes, keep one for ourself and deliver the other when we have our Christmas time visit. It’s a tradition that I love.

This year we made the cakes together and because we all now live in Norwich we’ll all get to enjoy both cakes this Christmas. We’ll have a day to make the almond paste (we use this instead of marzipan) and then a few days before Christmas we’ll ice it. The first slice is enjoyed on Christmas Day when we settle down with a nice hot cup of tea to follow our Christmas dinner.

Do you have any Christmas baking traditions?