Friday, December 24, 2010
We come home to a little more soup and then each of us opens one present from the other.
This year, mine was one of those magnet-held car covers to keep winter ice and snow off the windshield. His from me was a pair of egg coddlers. Breakfast tomorrow morning will be marzipan stollen and coffee in the living room as we open presents.
People have been asking if we have an "indoor/outdoor" tree like last year, but that was a special situation, a freak of nature that comes along very rarely. We did cut down a perfectly lovely twelve foot tree that's now placed right in the center of those three windows, above.
Everything is mixed well together and put into a greased pudding basin that is covered and dropped into a bigger pot with water half way up the sides of the basin which is brought to a boil and then simmered in the 250 degree oven of the Aga for twelve hours. It is then cooled and steamed again for a short while before being served. The pudding is turned out onto a dish or platter and served with hard sauce or, in this this recipe, cream.
Some presents under the tree from Fritz's younger sister who loves wrapping gifts.