The veg patch is napping under half a foot of freshly laid compost and dreaming of Spring at the moment. Apart from the beetroot. The beetroot seem endless. Likewise, the kale. The purple sprouting broccoli is still deciding whether to sprout or not and is in full hibernation mode in the meantime. So my gluts are coming from other quarters besides the garden at the moment. Namely, my mother. Who has bestowed on me the gift of leftover Christmas cake. Lots of it.
She always makes one (complete with teeth-breaking icing which I love – fondant is dirty word in our family), has the odd slice over Christmas and then, come the New Year, she banishes all leftover Christmas cake from the house and foists it onto me, preferring that I gorge on it rather than my father.
And I am happy to oblige.
It’s just there’s quite a lot of it. I took one batch home with me on Boxing Day, then another hunk of it was deposited at the weekend. A veritable glut! And we know how to treat gluts here at G&G HQ…
So here’s my suggestion for using up your glut of leftover Christmas cake: