Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I thought my Seaside Santa would be the perfect pic to share. I made him a couple of years ago. What I love about him, is his coat. It really took more time than I usually spend on a piece. Lots of beading and ribbon embroidery and then right before sending him off to Art Doll Quarterly to be published, I added the shells. The little bears were made a few years ago and I hope to make some more in the coming year. I just love bears, but I am not crazy about how much space they can take up, so I designed this size(twelve inches being the tallest). If this is your first time to my blog, this Christmas season has been all about stars here at Sea Gypsy Cottage. I did not get as many made as I would have liked, so I will be working on them into the new year.There is just never enough time! If you would like to see how they are made just click here.

Mrs. Harvey's White Fruit Cake

Yesterday I spent the day gathering up the ingredients and making this fruit cake. It was in my Grandmothers recipe collection and it has been a while since I have made one. I am not crazy about dark fruit cake, but I love the white. I have a couple of recipe's for the white fruit cakes, but this is the one made this year.
Mrs. Harvey's White Fruit Cake
5 lg.eggs
1/2 lb. butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 lb.candied cherries
1 lb. candied pineapple
4 cups shelled pecans
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 tbsp. lemon extract

Chop nuts and fruit into medium sized pieces; dredge with 1/4 c. flour. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add well beaten eggs and blend well. Sift remaining flour and baking powder together; fold into egg and butter mixture. Add vanilla and lemon extract and mix;then add fruit and nut mixture. Blend. Grease a 10 inch tube pan, line with paper and grease again. Pour batter into prepared pan and place in a cold oven and bake at 250 degrees for 3 hrs. cool in pan on cake rack. makes 5 lbs (cook small gift cakes at 250 for 2 to 2 1/2 hrs.
Fill pans to within 1 1/2 to 2 inches from top.
just a note: I did not use the paper. I just greased and floured each pan.

I wonder?
You might find this hard to believe, but each year the hair is whiter than the year before. I am married to Santa.LOL

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I love the lace colelctions! They are fabulous! Thanks for sharing....Your driftwood angel is wonderful!


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