Monday 29 January 2018

Love Cake January 2018 round up

Love Cake January 2018 round up
We gone theme-free for our monthly Love Cake challenge for 2018. This month I took my inspiration for the first bake of the year from a popular January celebration. On 25th January the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns is celebrated by Scots the world over. One of the most popular traditions is the cutting of a haggis while Burns' poem Address to a Haggis is recited.

Of course I am concerned with all things cake when it comes to any kind of feast or festival. I chose a Scottish seed cake as it was traditionally served on Auld Hansel. This was the first Monday after 12th January but when the calendar switched from the Julian to Gregorian calendar the date was brought forward to the first Monday after Hogmanay. With Burns' Night falling in January as well it makes the perfect cake for this month. The seeds in it are caraway seeds and then candied peel is added to the mix. For that Scottish touch a nip of whisky is added.

I'll be back in a couple of days with an introduction to February's Love Cake.

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