It has been another hard week - lots of work paid and unpaid (mostly unpaid work unfortunately), all involving stressed people, deadlines and no time for making stuff. I found a very pretty English magazine full of baking and cottages with lovely tables of treats. I needed a little of that fantasy.
I found a tin and baked some cakes to use up the last of the Christmas fruit mince in the fridge. The tin was important. Fruit cakes are better the day after they are cooked, and they keep best in a tin.
I've never cooked such small Christmas cakes and they were delicious.
I live in Ballarat, an old goldfields town, in the central west of Victoria, but southerly in relation to the world. I love Chinese architecture, the post-goldfields towns and countryside of central Victoria, and I love the practice and the art of history. This year I'm beginning a research project on Ballarat in the 1870s.