Monday, 3 December 2007

Fairy Cakes


The Christmas weekend went incredibly well here at Le Chateau, otherwise I wouldn't dare mention it !! The house looked divine, the lights worked on the Christmas Tree and His Lordship and I got a standing ovation after our delicious Christmas Dinner was served. The crowning glory was the holly catching light in a spectacular fashion on top of the Plum Pudding but then I did rather think he overdid the cognac. After lunch on Sunday they all sat outside in the warm sunshine and played boules for we had the most calm and beautiful day. When our guests left after having thanked us profusely I plonked myself on top of the Aga with a glass of something chilled. Aga owners will realise that this is what the left hand plate is for on the top !! Just as exhaustion was settling itself upon my weary bones The Small Cross One announced she was going to make fairy cakes. I hadn't the heart to discourage her but secretly hoped I wouldn't be left with all the clearing up afterwards.

I needn't have worried, the child produced the most scrumptious fairy cakes I have tasted in a long while. The sponge was light, airy and melted in your mouth. The icing with a hint of lemon gave just the right tang, the decorations for some reason had us giggling uncontrollably.

Afterwards as the embers died down from the enormous non stop fires in the sitting room we curled up together and watched the Antiques Roadshow.

11 comments:

Zoƫ said...

Fabulous looking cakes, sounds like a perfect time was had by all!

Casdok said...

All sounds wonderful!
THe cakes look great!

lampworkbeader said...

Her cakes sound divine and so does your hospitality, As for the Aga...Well!

Lee said...

What with the rain today it was obviously a baking day - I made a very nice Madeira Cake on the Rayburn this afternoon.
This evening I chucked a lump of it on top of some fig jam in ramekin, in the oven for 20 mins, a blob of cream and I had a lovely madeleine for desert! Two for the price of one.

Peter Bundgaard said...

Sounds so fantastic. Hope you enjoyed the weekend.
Peter

snailbeachshepherdess said...

can we have some pictures of the roaring fires, the essence of Christmas at Le Chateau please Sally? Drooling madly in windswept Shropshire with about as much Christmas essence as would fit on a postage stamp...c'mon Sally just give us Christmas from Le Chateau

Sally's Chateau said...

SBS, I'll try and post a few shots of Christmas up, its just that when the log fire was blazing, the candles all flickering wildly, the table groaning with fare I was somewhat busy, y'know !!! to pull out a camera wouldn't have been quite the form. xx

Pipany said...

Oh it just sounds perfect Sally. Where are the photos??? Lots of pics needed please xx

Suffolkmum said...

Wish I'd been there! Clever girl with the cakes. I can't sit on our Aga, sadly, as it's built into an Inglenook.

Milla said...

those look most delish. I want the little scruffy one bottom right, with the dear smile.

Un Peu Loufoque said...

So pleased to see that wonderful offspring one has inhereted her mothers excellant culinary skills and artisitc talents.

They look wonderful!