December 23, 2014

Tasha Tudor Christmastide Delights!

Gathering Greens, Dundee Cakes and Birds!
Before the snow settled in for the winter Ima went out gathering greens with her friend Carol.
Ima was made by talented doll carver Judy Brown.

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In "Tasha Tudor's Advent Calendar, A Wreath of Days", Tasha speaks of gathering greens to make wreaths and garlands.

During the days before Christmas, delicious and festive Dundee cakes are enjoyed at tea time.
At the Corgyncombe Bakery I make many Dundee cakes in all different shapes and sizes.
The receipt for Dundee Cake is in "The Tasha Tudor Cookbook".
I never add the citron nor the raisins as called for in the receipt, but add more than the called for amount of currants and in addition to the almonds in the receipt, add walnuts.
This combination makes the most delicious Dundee cake!

Some of the photographs and some of the writings on this post are from previous Corgyncombe Courant posts that can be found here on the Corgyncombe Courant and from our previous postings elsewhere on the internet.

Feeding and watching the birds are pleasant winter activities.
The birds are always such a joy to watch and to hear!
Birds have always been a favorite subject for Tasha Tudor at Christmas and throughout the year.

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