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  • sexki11en
    sexki11en Posts: 1,286 Forumite
    Softstuff wrote: »
    I'm already a big fan of homemade baileys made like this:
    450ml whisky
    1 400g can evaporated milk
    1 400g can condensed milk
    1 tsp instant coffee
    ½ tsp vanilla extract
    (it keeps about 2 months in the fridge)

    I just tried making this after reading the thread a few days ago and OMG it's fabulous. Thank you Softstuff :T :beer:
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  • Sarahsaver
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    In Leicestershire the Mercury news shops have a load of xmas special offers - chocolates for £1 a box, biscuits for £1 a box, and slightly posher stuff on 3 for £5.

    You could go one step further and volunteer at a hospital/homeless shelter/visit an old peoples' home on xmas day instead of staying in getting bloated and drunk;)
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  • vivw_2
    vivw_2 Posts: 2,230 Forumite
    jack daniels at Morrisons for £13 a bottle until Dec 2nd
    We don't need to do it perfectly - good enough is exactly that GOOD ENOUGH.


  • Softstuff
    Softstuff Posts: 3,086 Forumite
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    sexki11en wrote: »
    I just tried making this after reading the thread a few days ago and OMG it's fabulous. Thank you Softstuff :T :beer:

    Downside is, since I tested a batch on my grandparents in law, it's fast becoming a family tradition for me to make a batch for every event. We got through a whole bottle for my mother in laws birthday yesterday!
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  • carole.uk
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    Softstuff wrote: »
    Can't remember who posted this site:
    http://www.thesavvyhomemaker.com/index_files/HomemadeLiqueurs.htm
    But if you're on the hunt for liqueurs this Xmas, you can save a heap by easily making your own.

    I'm already a big fan of homemade baileys made like this:
    450ml whisky
    1 400g can evaporated milk
    1 400g can condensed milk
    1 tsp instant coffee
    ½ tsp vanilla extract
    (it keeps about 2 months in the fridge)

    But I've just made the amaretto on that site, and I can't tell the difference between that and Disaronno. I just used cheapo vodka and brandy.

    With most of the homemade recipes, you at least double if not triple the quantity of cheap spirit by adding sugar, water and other flavourings. It's really the most moneysaving thing I ever found to do at Xmas.

    An aniseed liqueur is next on my list to make!

    hi i love baileys do you know how long this would keep???
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  • Softstuff
    Softstuff Posts: 3,086 Forumite
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    carole.uk wrote: »
    hi i love baileys do you know how long this would keep???

    About 2 months. But it really won't last that long!
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  • carole.uk
    carole.uk Posts: 1,774 Forumite
    thanks for that will be making some this week now
    IT'S ALL ABOUT ME!!!:j:money:
  • Sarahsaver wrote: »
    Buy sprouts still on the stem that way they last longer. We get ours from a farm shop.

    If you buy sprouts on the stem try using the top leaves like cabbage - they are really yummy. My rabbit and guinea pigs love the leftover stem too. The only waste in our house is potato peelings (get composted) and lots of bottles and cans and the ridiculous amount of plastic packaging the supermarkets use....
    :beer: :beer: :beer:
  • Softstuff wrote: »
    Can't remember who posted this site:
    http://www.thesavvyhomemaker.com/index_files/HomemadeLiqueurs.htm
    But if you're on the hunt for liqueurs this Xmas, you can save a heap by easily making your own.

    I'm already a big fan of homemade baileys made like this:
    450ml whisky
    1 400g can evaporated milk
    1 400g can condensed milk
    1 tsp instant coffee
    ½ tsp vanilla extract
    (it keeps about 2 months in the fridge)

    But I've just made the amaretto on that site, and I can't tell the difference between that and Disaronno. I just used cheapo vodka and brandy.

    With most of the homemade recipes, you at least double if not triple the quantity of cheap spirit by adding sugar, water and other flavourings. It's really the most moneysaving thing I ever found to do at Xmas.

    An aniseed liqueur is next on my list to make!
    Hi there,

    Just read your recipe for Baileys. What is the method for putting it together??

    Thanks,

    Jill.
  • The only waste in our house is potato peelings

    I sometimes treat my girls to "posh" crisps by (yes I know it's naughty) deep frying the clean potato peelings and sprinkiling them with salt before serving.Nice to use for dips too.

    They are gorgeous!

    I suppose the healthy option would be to lay them flat on a baking tray and baking in the oven - not tried it that way yet,but like I say its a treat thing!
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