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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
:j I've just put my Christmas Cake in the oven! Anyone beaten me to it?
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  • squeakysqueaky Forumite
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    My mum! She makes hers at EASTER!! :p:)
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    I have never made A Christams cake. This year I have promised myself I will.
    I am glad you posted because I was thinking of doing this next saturday as I have some free time for once, and didn't know if this is too early. Recipe anyone? Any other tips also much appreciated.
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    In the Cooking section of the MEGA Index sticky at the top of the forum listing there are two threads on Christmas cakes listed in "cakes". One of them slightly better than the other :)
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  • squeaky wrote:
    My mum! She makes hers at EASTER!! :p:)
    Blimey! I thought I was early. How many bottles of sherry/brandy does she get through feeding it?
  • Prudent wrote:
    I have never made A Christams cake. This year I have promised myself I will.
    I am glad you posted because I was thinking of doing this next saturday as I have some free time for once, and didn't know if this is too early. Recipe anyone? Any other tips also much appreciated.
    I always use Queen Delia of Cookerland's recipe but substitute sherry for brandy and, as she says, feed it regularly. If you need the recipe, pm me.
  • squeakysqueaky Forumite
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    BillieBoy wrote:
    Blimey! I thought I was early. How many bottles of sherry/brandy does she get through feeding it?
    A fair bit. But then, it's "One for the cake... one for me... one for the cake... one for me..." :)
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  • BillieBoy wrote:
    I always use Queen Delia of Cookerland's recipe but substitute sherry for brandy and, as she says, feed it regularly. If you need the recipe, pm me.


    Is this the one you mean? :D

    I've made this one in the past too and it's got to be one of the best cake's I've tasted, barring my old granny's recipe, which mum used to make too, but I lost the recipe years ago :(

    I also use brandy instead of sherry to feed it, although I've not made one for a few years but I might just do one this year! :)
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  • squeaky wrote:
    A fair bit. But then, it's "One for the cake... one for me... one for the cake... one for me..." :)

    Best way to do it <hic> :D
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    will come back to you three times as strong!

  • Is this the one you mean? :D

    I've made this one in the past too and it's got to be one of the best cake's I've tasted, barring my old granny's recipe, which mum used to make too, but I lost the recipe years ago :(

    I also use brandy instead of sherry to feed it, although I've not made one for a few years but I might just do one this year! :)
    Yep that's the one. For some reason, last year I couldn't be bothered to make one and bought one. It just wasn't the same as homemade (must be all the feeding!). You can't beat homemade. I used to make Christmas Puddings as well until they started going mouldy during storage but maybe I should try again! Btw thanks for posting the link as my original recipe doesn't say anything about leaving it in the tin for 30 mins when it's cooked.
  • Thought I had read.. think in the delia christmas cook book that we should make it on stir up sunday??? Any one know when that is??? or this could have been for the christmas puddin :confused:
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