Truffle hunt and Christmas in July

Rainbow over the TruffiereYesterday afternoon was cold and wet but the sun did come out very briefly giving us a rainbow over the new truffiere which was planted in 2012.

Snow flurries kept everyone indoors. This was the perfect day to start preparing the fruit for the Christmas cake which will be served on Macenmist’s Christmas in July event held on the 22nd.

The log fire was going and the smell of the fruit soaking in brandy together with the heady aroma of truffle coming from the fridge kept everyone salivating with anticipation of the food to follow.

The next morning the snow meant that the outdoor temperature was cold. It was now time to finish preparing the Christmas cake. So it was out with all the ingredients which would be blended with the brandy soaked fruit.

Brandy soaked fruit The cake is now in the oven and it will be there for 7 hours before we can once again enjoy the smell of freshly baked food.

The sad part of it all is that it will need to rest and mature in flavour before being devoured in July.

July 22nd program will feature our two Lagotto Romagnolo dogs who are experts at finding truffle. Then of course we will have to sample food made from the black-truffle and indulge ourselves in a Truffled-Christmas feast.

Keep an eye on this blog for more event images and lots of truffle.

Christmas cake in the Kenwood mixer

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