It always feels a bit touch and go as to whether or not the Christmas cake will get done.
There is the juggling act of not only time, but also of finances - for the supplies with which to keep this family tradition alive do not come cheap.
It is here that I must admit to having no hand in the actual making of the cake. My job in the process is to allow a solid chunk of uninterrupted time - Michael does the rest.
May I present this year's beauty. A perfect blend of old-school family recipe with current day sensibilities. Like the best rum we can afford.