Last night the temperature here was -18C, although the postie claims that when he started work this morning it was as low as -22C! During the day it didn't even get close to 0C, I think the maximum daytime temperature today was -6C.
Perfect conditions for a spot more baking!
~~~Today I made the cranberry sauce for Christmas:
500g fresh cranberries
100g brown sugar
2 oranges, zest of one and juice of both
1 cinnamon stick
1 slug of port (optional)
Just put everything in the pan and cook gently until the berries pop and the sauce thickens.
I have now frozen this until the big day but it keeps for about a week or so in the fridge. I'm planning on adding another slug of port once it's defrosted too.
Oh, and remember to take the cinnamon stick out before freezing!
~~~I also made a double batch of Mum's Never-Fail Gingerbread.
One big one and the small one are for the freezer.
~~~A batch of Christmas biscuits (tomorrow's recipe)
~~~And some toffee popcorn for Calum's little cinema that he made up today.
He made up the tickets and sign, James made the cones for the popcorn and we all snuggled up and watched Finding Nemo this afternoon.
Gaelic word(s) of the day:
uabhasach fuar (oo-av-a-sach foo-ar) - Awfully, or dreadfully, cold!