Saturday, December 25, 2010

Seasons Greetings

This is a Christmas post for my friends and family in far away lands (it still astonishes me that you guys actually read my blog!). Seeing that tis the season to share, I thought I'd share some pictures from our Christmas Eve dinner.



This year's turkey was moist and so succulent and tender... yummers! Side dishes were saute potatoes, buttered garlic mushrooms, ham, cock-a-leekie soup, and a tomato and feta salad with basil and balsamic dressing.


As I do every year, I over indulged myself with the heavenly stuffing...


We had too huge a variety of desserts that we chose to put some away (the ones that didn't make it for the dinner tonight are mince pies, and pudding - these will of course be gone by tomorrow evening, eh).


Five desserts : Chocolate Yule Log; Black Cherries; Chocolate and Strawberry Cheesecake; Mixed Fruit Trifle; and the R2D2 Cake. Do note that what you see in the above picture was to feed 14 people only.

The R2 cake is a Ginger and Spice Cake, an adaptation of ye ol' English gingerbread cake. Mixed with a smorgasbord of Christmas-tasting spices, the alteration lies in the addition of fresh ginger, crystallised ginger and bits of orange rind that were inexorably thrown into this sweet droid (along with some minor adjustments for a more dense, pudding-like texture of course). The tweaking was well worth it and it totally brings this traditional cake to a whole new level of YUM  ;)



Merry Christmas all!


9 comments:

Oogamy said...

What a scrumptious spread we had - and happily from 14 the numbers grew to almost double, so no probs with finishing off most of what you see!
Had newly wedded Swiss niece and hubby in from SQ; and immediate family and some close friends...considered a very intimate party!
Well done Doreen my wifey,kids Dylan,Dyan and Debra - ALL contributed their time,effort and love. BIG HUG!

Vrouw said...

Hi Dyan,
Yes, I still read your blog. Mine is dead as you may have noticed a long time ago. Can always count on the Ong family to come up with those scrumptious looking yums yums on Christmas. But where is my fave lamb with mint sauce? I see that Dylan and Debra have been inspired by your bakes. GOOD JOB!!!!

Constant Craving said...

Hi Wei. Merry Christmas! I think our genes are inclined to bake, har. No lamb and mint sauce this year as we didn't want to overdo it :)

Oogamy said...

YW we'll make your fave lamb when you're back here next! :D

steph said...

Your R2D2 cake is amazing!

Constant Craving said...

Thank you, Steph. Just dropped by your blog, you do pretty amazing stuff yourself! Happy New Year :)

Sommer J said...

LOVE your cake!

Crispin said...

Wow! Brilliant R2 cake!!!

Constant Craving said...

Thanks for linking Crispin!

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