Christmas Cooking and The Brown Paper Pie
Granny and I made rum balls this week. The recipe made 110, so we have lots to give to friends.
Here they are getting their white chocolate on the top.
We had to ice holly on the top to make them look pretty.
A friend gave Granny this very easy recipe:
Buy 2 cheap dark fruit cakes from Coles or Woolworth crumble the two cakes up into a large bowl.
Splash some Rum, Brandy, Sherry or what ever you like over the cake crumbs. Melt 1 block of Copha and pour over the crumbs, and mix well.
Let it cool a little and then roll into balls with wet hands, so they don't get sticky. Leave on baking paper until they firm up. Then dip in melted white Chocolate. Ice holly on top. or put a little bit of glace' cherry.
How easy is that.
Then every year, Granny could not have Christmas without making hoards of shortbread's.
She make boxes and boxes full. All the family need a box each. She puts them in pretty celephane bags to give to friends, plus the grand kids eat a lot. Of course I don't eat any.....???? hmmm I know they are yummy.
Then their is the Christmas cake that has been soaking in brandy for a month.
I might get woozy, snossled, woooonky if I eat this cake.
Granny makes little one, big ones and some as big as my head..Ha Ha
Oh dear it is a busy week, but this part I love.
I write Christmas cards to all my friends, and Granny has a lot of friends she likes to write to. There are some people we only hear from at Christmas so it is special to write them a note. Then it is such a thrill to hear what they have been up to in the year.
I must NOT get INK on my fur Granny says.
Now there is the Brown Paper Pie.
Granny think we must be the only ones to have this tradition of the brown paper pie.
Every year Granny shops for a little trinket that is suitable for each person that will be at the Christmas table.
It might be a bracelet for a little girl, or earings for the girls, may be a pen for a man in the office or a little sheep if they were a farmer. Just something tiny. She wraps the parcels up and ties a very long ribbon to the
Then all the parcels go in the pie dish, and the ribbons with each persons name comes out the top of the pie, to their place at the table. At the beginning of the meal we pull the pie. It's great fun.
Granny said her mother used to always do it, so that is why she still does it.
Now this pie is not the real one, because Granny has not finished buying for every one yet. Plus our pie needs to be much, much bigger. So I helped her wrap these make out presents, to show you.
May be you could tell me of some of your traditions. I would love it if it involved LOLLIES.
Granny is baking again I must go and lick the spoon.
See you all next week.
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