Saturday, December 05, 2009
More Christmas preparation in the form of spiced preserves from Delia's Christmas book. Pears in one jar, with lemon slices, and clementines in the other, both drenched in wine vienegar, brown sugar and cloves. The kitchen certainly smelt like Christmas as these simmered. In January, they are lovely with cold cuts.
Delia's Christmas food programme on tv, however, was like a voice from another age. Who now slathers on the butter and double cream with quite such a free hand? Though it is true that her Luxury Fish Pie was lovely because of the unctuous nature of the potato topping.