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Beautifully illustrated family history books with a difference by a frequent contributor to the UK family history press. I write for Family Tree Magazine UK; Discover Your Ancestors Online Periodical and Bookazine; Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine. The publishers of my family history books are Pen and Sword Books and The History Press. I tweet (and retweet) thought-provoking content designed to help you tweak your approach to (your family) history at @RuthaSymes . Do follow me.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Daily Ideas for Christmas From Your Ancestors - 16 - Bake Your Christmas Cake Early

Ornament It With Icing !

It is s great mistake to leave things to the last minute – they certainly then become a worry. If you have not already made your Christmas cake, do so – that is, if it is a fairly rich one.

Plain ones should be made nearer Christmas. Make the cake and ice it plainly, then, put it away in a tin, having first wrapped it in greaseproof paper. Then a week or so before Christmas ornament it with icing, candied fruit, or preserved violets, whichever you prefer.’

Dundee Evening Post 12th December 1900

                                                                      Christmas Cake
By James Petts from London, England (Christmas cake) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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