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    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 12th Nov 08, 6:33 PM
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    • 12th Nov 08, 6:33 PM
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    • 12th Nov 08, 6:33 PM
    This isn't a Delia recipe by any chance ? I think her Christmas pudding has this in it -about 2 tbsp or something. I've never been able to find it. I just substitute more brandy or rum and I've always had great results.

    If it is a very small amount that is required I would suggest doing the same. With all the strong flavours in a Christmas cake I very much doubt you can detect a small amount of barley wine.

    Sorry I can't be of more help.
  • Sharra
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    • 12th Nov 08, 6:39 PM
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    • 12th Nov 08, 6:39 PM
    It might be worth asking in your local pub - I remember my dad drinking Barley Wine and Bitter when I was little - but that was about 30 years ago
  • jenie
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    • 12th Nov 08, 6:52 PM
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    • 12th Nov 08, 6:52 PM
    I used to work for Victoria Wine and we used to sell it in cans, but I don't know if they have any branches in N.Ireland. You could try any off-licence, its called Gold Label.
    • beemuzed
    • By beemuzed 12th Nov 08, 7:41 PM
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    • 12th Nov 08, 7:41 PM
    I remember buying some for the Delia recipe years ago...and I found it bottled on the shelf at Tesco! haven't looked for ages tho' - it was probably the year her Christmas book came out and supermarkets made sure they had all the ingredients as it was so popular! I seem to recall that was the year cranberries became so popular for the same reason. She did a recipe on TV and everyone rushed out to copy the next day!
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  • lizzyb1812
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    • 12th Nov 08, 7:41 PM
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    • 12th Nov 08, 7:41 PM
    In England this is sold in supermarkets as well. Trouble is it comes in a 4-pack! I'd be tempted to add some bottled pale ale as this is what barley wine most resembles.
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    • Butterfly Brain
    • By Butterfly Brain 12th Nov 08, 8:17 PM
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    • 12th Nov 08, 8:17 PM
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    • 12th Nov 08, 8:17 PM
    Asda do gold label barley wine but you have to look where the ciders are
  • wanttobeasaver
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    • 12th Nov 08, 9:00 PM
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    • 12th Nov 08, 9:00 PM
    Thanks every1 for your help it was my Mil mis making an xmas cake ........know how helpful you all are so said id post & ask!! have a barley wine on me...........if you can find any
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