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Thursday, December 12, 2013

FABBY: Christmas Bread and Tea


Hello sweet friends!

   I made a delicious "Christmas Bread" - Adapted from BH & G. Three C Bread... and I found it at lovely Lynn at her great blog: "Happier Than a Pig in Mud." The recipe is also at the end of this post, just in case. 

I had five ladies and me for tea the other day, so with the great bread, among other things we had some yummy eggnog made right here in Cuenca-Ecuador...no need to even make it from scratch, as I used to do in the past.

Anyhow, here goes...

Here is the table for six set up on my mother's beautiful satin and embroidered white tablecloth with splashes of red and gold. She gave me for a big birthday, lol!

Look how pretty the embroidery is in the transparent part of the cloth...it's like an organza.

The 'Zhumir' delicious eggnog bottle.

A close up of the embroidery.

Here you can appreciate the lovely embroidery in the satin cloth.


The Christmas Bread is a wonderful recipe. I have it at the end of this post for the ones that want it...it does not disappoint, believe me!

Tea and Christmas Bread.

I love this C'mas china from 'Lynn's Fine China' that Alejandro gave me for a birthday almost twenty years ago. I have it for 16 place settings, plus serving pieces.

I had the teapots, (they are two) copied the pattern of the china and the decorator added a little more blue in the flower, which I love and was also from our own Factory, as the set didn't come with teapots for some reason.

With sixteen place settings I have two of everything...the sugar bowls and creamers, two salad bowls and two platters for meats. 

The Mr. Santa figurine is vintage

The footed bowl and teapot were made and hand decorated at our former Ceramic. Co.

The small tea napkins are also embroidered with grapes and trimmed in gold, perfect for  for the C'mas holidays. 

Red and green glasses for the eggnog.




Thank you so much for your sweet and kind comments, as you always make my day!

Thanking the lovely and gracious hostesses for having me at their great parties each week.


LOVE,
FABBY


"CHRISTMAS BREAD"

1/2 Cups all purpose flour
1 Cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
3 eggs
1/2 Cup vegetable oil - (I use at least half applesauce)
1/2 Cup milk
2 Cups shredded carrots
1 1/3 Cup shredded coconut
1/2 Cup Maraschino cherries, drained and cut in quarters. I also added 1/2 Cup crushed walnuts and 1/2 cup blond raisins.

1)  Mix dry ingredients.
2)  Mix wet and add to dry
3)  Fold in the carrots, coconut, cherries and the walnuts and raisins, if you so want to add to the recipe.
4)  Pour batter into greased and floured large loaf pan or two small ones, or 3-4 mini loaf ones.
5)  Bake at 350F for 45-50 minutes for big pan, 35 minutes for small ones, or until toothpick comes out clean.



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54 comments:

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Absolutely gorgeous. That tablecloth is beautiful.

Vel Criste said...

Your tablecloth is exquisite B.F.F.M!!!! I love how it ties in with your red and green stems and your beautiful and lovely China. Your tea time is always made special by the very beautiful settings you make. The bread looks super delicious too! Haven't tried making bread yet, maybe one day, I'll keep this in file!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh Fabby your teatime for Christmas friends is absolutely lovely. How I wish I could be there for that.

Thank you so much for the delicious bread recipe - it looks amazing.

Hugs.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
You keep surprising us, time after time! What a KEEN eye you always had for finding the matching table linens for your exceptional china.
As for the teapot, I smiled with that unexpected 'blue' flower within the red and green Christmas colors. Always standing out and looking above average.
Glad you found ready made egg nog. We have some Dutch Advocaat that can be purchased in a thicker concoction (to be spooned out of a small glass with tiny 'advocaat' spoons that I got plenty of. Also a thinner more liquid version. It is used in baking and dessert recipes as well, or mixed with whipped cream...
Are we eating again? Loved that yummy Christmas bread you served with it.
Hugs,
Mariette

Sarah said...

Beautiful teatime, Fabby. Thanks for sharing the joy at your home. ~ Sarah

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Fabby, I love your china and the tablecloth! You decorated everything for your tea so nice! I hope you had a fun time and it sounds like you are enjoying the holidays! Thanks so much for sharing that with us. Take care Fabby and have a wonderful weekend. Julie

Bernideen said...

Beautiful bread Fabby and I love your recipe which I shall surely print out! Your table is just wonderful!

NanaDiana said...

I am saving this recipe to try,Fabby. First off- What a GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS tablecloth! The embroidery on there is a phenomenal piece of work. I just love it. You have certainly been blessed by your Mom and hubby giving you wonderful pieces that you love. I wish I had been there to join you and your friends...I would have just basked in the warm enjoyment of that table.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend- xo Diana

ps.-I don't know how you did that sparkling chandelier in your header but I was mesmerized by it!

Crystal Grandeur said...



Hello Fabby...such a gorgeous setting. i love the table cloth a lot.your post talk about the x'mas mood at your home.Have a lovely time as always...Love and hugs Sujatha...:):)

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Your table is gorgeous, Fabby. Love that tablecloth. xo Laura

Pamela Gordon said...

Yummy, yummy. The bread sounds very delicious and your table is beautiful. I love the Christmas china and your pretty tablecloth. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Pamela

Kim M said...

What a gorgeous table, Fabby! That bread looks delicious and your Santa is the perfect accent! Thanks so much for sharing it at our holiday link up! Have a festive week! Kim @ Exquisitely Unremarkable

Casa Mairim said...

¡Qué rico y lindo se ve todo! siempre tienes ricos panes en la mesa
Saludos,
Ruth

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

How beautiful is your tea set! I have been looking at getting a Christmas tea set but they are really expensive!! But I did choose a more season neutral set that I am in love with. Your table is gorgeous and I think I'll try the Christmas bread. I'd like to do something different this Christmas. Merry Christmas, Fabby!

Clotee said...

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
By the way, I'm clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.

Regards,
Clotee

Clotee said...

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
By the way, I'm clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.

Regards,
Clotee

Dolly Sarrio said...

Fabby, Yummy that bread sounds and looks so delicious. I will have to make that one for sure. Thanks for the recipe. I love the beautiful bottle of eggnog too.
As always everything looks delicious and the setting is out of this world. The close up of the tablecloth shows the beautiful work. Thanks!

Sarah Coller said...

Hi Fabby! What a gorgeous setting. I absolutely LOVE that tablecloth...and it really does look like organza! I'll be saving your Christmas bread recipe as it sounds wonderful. Hope you have a relaxing weekend!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Diane said...

Fabby, I would love to sit down at your table and join you for that delicious looking bread. I do want to try that recipe! Your china is so pretty and that tablecloth is stunning - you always have the most beautiful ones!

Laura Quaglia said...

It all looks so pretty and festive.Your flat ware is very different like very much.
Happy PS
Laura

Scribbler said...

You have the most enviable collection of beautiful linens, and always pair them up so expertly. I really like your Christmas china -- don't remember that pattern.

Alycia Nichols said...

Your Mother's beautiful tablecloth works so perfectly with the beautiful china!!! What a gorgeous display for the Christmas season!!!

Ready-made eggnog is pretty common here. I'm glad you were able to find some as it sure makes things easier!

Take care of yourself, sweet Fabby! Have a wonderful week!!!

housetropical said...

Fabby everything is so beautifully matched as always, you have such a gift for combining colors and textures! That bread looks positively delicious. I'm having some friends over next week for tea so I'm just in time to try that recipe! Great to know that Zhumir is making nog now too!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wow! What a beautiful and elegant table Fabby!
The tablecloth is just exquisite, and the bread, delicious looking.
Merry Christmas to you,
Cindy

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your table is beautiful Fabby and I love your pretty new tablecloth! I'm so glad you liked the bread, thanks for the shout-out! Merry Christmastime:@)

Lulu said...

Even more than the bread, I would have enjoyed gathering round the table with friends. You do have a way of making your home seem very inclusive.

Haddock said...

Wow.... like the way the table is spread out, and love that crockery.

Julia said...

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kitty said...

What a beautiful Christmas tea, dear Fabby! The detail on the tablecloth is exquisite and what a lovely birthday gift from your Mom. I love your dishes and the pretty teapot, too. I saw the Christmas bread on Lynn's blog and I'm glad you tried it. I want to make it, too. Merry Christmas!! xo

Candy S said...

Fabby, Your tea time table setting is lovely. The beautiful tablecloth is truly special. The handwork is gorgeous. The red and green stems and the Christmas china are wonderfully festive. You always set a beautiful welcoming table. The bread sounds wonderful too.

Candy

Savannah Granny said...

Fabby, your table is gorgeous as usual. I love the Christmas china and the tea post matches perfectly. Loving the footed tier tray. You always set such a friendly table, seems I could just sit a spell and enjoy your sweet company.
I would like to try that bread recipe. Lynn is a great cook and she posts some awesome recipes.
Love to you and all the family, Ginger

Judy Haughton-James said...

Wow! What a beautiful setting! The Christmas bread looks oh so delicious FABBY. I love Santa figures and yours certainly was perfect for the setting. I love everything. That must have been such a wonderful bread and tea for you and your friends. Continue to have good times.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Fabby, you have set an amazing and lovely tea table! Thanks for always linking up to TTF!

Pat Cantwell said...

Fabby,
An exquisite Christmas Tea Tablescape, dear friend!!!
Thank you for sharing the recipe for the Christmas Bread. . .yeah. . .no cinnamon!!!( I'm allergicto cinnamon!!!)
Fondly,
Pat

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Fabby! That tablecloth is gorgeous!

Villrose said...

I think I have to copy this recipie :-)
What a wonderful tea party table!

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Fabby! Another gorgeous table. Beautiful embroidered linens too. You have the most lovely dishes too. How exciting to have had your factory and so many pretty pieces to put your hands on.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

xinex said...

What a gorgeous tablecloth, Fabby. Lucky you, your mom and you share the love for table wares. The bread looks yummy, will have to bake it for John cause he loves coconut and carrots. Your Christmas tea set is very pretty....Christine

Terri said...

Beautiful as always! Fabby, you have set a lovely Christmas table. The tablecloth is lovely, and your festive china looks wonderful.
Merry Christmas to you and your Family.
Hugs,
Terri

Pondside said...

I can't think of anything nice, on a chilly winter afternoon, than tea with friends. Your table is so inviting, and the china so festive. I know you must have had a wonderful afternoon of laughter, conversation and friendship.

Tea in Texas said...

What an elegant table set for tea with your friends. The embroidered tablecloth given to you by your mother is spectacular. I love the Christmas china and really sets a lovely table. Your teapots and bowls made to complement your china are so lovely. It is always wonderful to view how you have decorated! Have a very special Christmas!

Pam

genie said...

What a gorgeous table you have set! I love the Christmas china and the embroidery on the table cloth is out of this world. Your table has Merry Christmas written all over it. Happy Rednesday. genie

Marianne said...

Fabby, the table setting is beautiful, and the bread and tea look so scrumptious. The embroidery is divine! Everything looks inviting, warm, and full of Christmas delight.

Blessings for a great REDnesday,
Marianne

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Gorgeous table and your bread sounds fantastic!

Melody Brown said...

Merry Rednesday Christmas Fabby!
What a beautiful table and yummy recipe. I'm so happy you were able to loin us for the party!

Angelique Ouellette-Tower said...

So beautiful!! I'm stopping by from Tasty Tuesday blog hop.
Thanks
Angie
godsgrowinggarden.com

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Fabby. Your Christmas tea is just lovely. You certainly know how to set an exquisite table. I love all the attention to detail. Thanks so much for visiting me. Abrazos y feliz navidad para ti y u Hermosa familia.

Shelia said...

Thank you for popping in to see me, Fabby! I'd love to sample that yummy looking Christmas bread.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Oh Fabby, you are making us all hungry with your Christmas bread. Beautiful tablecloth beneath your Christmas dishes. Thanks for sharing.

Martha's Favorites said...

Your Christmas plates are beautiful. I love how everything looks so pretty. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Iván said...

The bread sounds very delicious and your table is beautiful !
I'm following you now.

xx
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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh your bread looks sooooo good and your tablescape is so pretty. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Everything is so lovely Fabby! How wonderful you have your mother's tablecloth, so very pretty and festive. YUM! Now I'm hungry for cake. :)

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Danielle said...

Looks wonderful. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your family. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x