Daughter of long time employee of A&P Tea Company
Many years ago, as a very young child, The Jane Parker Christmas Cake became, a large and delicious part of our Christmas Holidays...along with Homemade Boiled Custard. Both of these were enjoyed , even to us children. But, we learned much more about the added ingredients as we became adults. The secret ingredient was adding Good Ole Kentucky Bourbon to the cake and to the custard. The cake began to be "doctored" as soon as it arrived. A clean cloth was soaked in the bourbon and placed in the hole in the middle of the cake...kept rationed amounts added to the cloth, as needed. The custard was doctored as it was served, thereby being able to see the children was served the delicious custard, knowing no difference. The adults were only supposed to add a teaspoon to a decent bowl of custard...but no one ever was called down if they took two.
Reviewed by: Marsha from Kentucky.