Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Cake

My Christmas cake is in the oven. Delia Smith's Traditional Christmas Cake, a recipe I have used for many years. Yes, yes, I know it should've been made months ago and left to mature. But I'm sure that applies in cold northern climes, not places where it's mid-summer and temperatures reach 35 degrees Celcius!

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  1. I must have a look at the recipe. I have been using the same one for many years, and it's wonderful, but it weighs a ton! - there's only enough flour included to hold the fruit together. Every year I tell myself to find a "lighter"recipe - literally - because it's almost too heavy for me to put into the oven.
    Christmas cakes and puddings mature beautifully in a hot climate if you pour enough brandy/sherry/whisky over them at regular intervals!

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    1. Yeah, I'm just making excuses for not thinking ahead! I first found the recipe in a magazine, but I no longer have the mag, so I googled the recipe and found it no problem. I use Delia's Christmas pud recipe too.

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  2. That's the recipe I've used for two years now and found it delicious. This week I have only just put the marzipan icing on it! Hope you enjoy it.

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  3. Hi Jane

    My Christmas pud recipe is my old school one! Many, many years ago now.
    Whereabouts do you live?

    Have a lovely Christmas.

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  4. Thanks, and to you. I'm a Zimbabwean currently living in South Africa. Near Vryburg, between Kimberley and Mafikeng.

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