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Andrew, you are organised 8)


I always use Delias Creole Cake recipe,& it is wonderful.

You need to start it early as the fruit & booze cooks together then sits in the fridge for a while......in fact I hed better get it started soon :?


Delias mincemeat is gtreat for the mince pies too.....goold old Delia :P

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Well I've just had a disaster with my cake. :shock::(


Ordered a kenwood chef (nothing fancy but time I got baking again) I used the recipe in it's book and was always good at baking so thought nothing about getting it done BUT I creamed the butter and sugar, lightly whisked my 5 eggs (only had 8)\and started to add gradually. The whole thing separated and looked curdled. I have soaked fruit in brandy (that I hope will last now til saturday) and measured the rest of the ingredients. Bagged it all up and have to wait to get 2 more eggs :? Only Charlie laying so hope by saturday.


Do you think my fruit will last ok :? What went wrong do you think??? :?


I don't want to use any other eggs than ours so I have to hope Charlie will help me :wink:


Oh dear...



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Ah thanks for this. It;s so long since I did any baking and I knew this was familiar. I am cross I wasted the eggs and am now waiting patiently for my 2 replacements. The race is on but I'm betting it's Charlie as no one else is showing signs of an egg being produced as yet.


Round 2 commences on saturday. Made a lovely loaf though yesterday, so success there!


BBx :D

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I found this recipe while sorting through some stuff:


Christmas Fruitcake Recipe




1 cup water

2 cups dried fruit

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup sugar

1 tsp salt

8 ozs nuts

4 large eggs

8 ozs plain flour

1 cup butter

1 tsp baking powder

Juice of 1 lemon

1 bottle of brandy




Sample the brandy to check quality.


Take a large bowl. Check the brandy again to ensure it is of the highest quality. Pour one level cupful and drink.


Turn on the electric mixer, beat one cup of butter into a large fluffy bowl. Add one tsp sugar and beat again.


Make sure the brandy is still okay. Cry another tup.


Turn off the mixerer. Break two eggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the dried fruit. Mix on turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers pry it loose with drewscriber.


Sample the brandy to test for tonsisticy.


Next sift 2 cups of salt, or something …


Check the brandy.


Now sift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. (Sift? Sounds like Cif. Remember when those plastic squirty lemons were called jif?)




Add one table and a spoon. A poon of sugar probly.


Grease the oven, turn the cake tin 190 degrees.


Throw the bowl in the bin. Or near it.


Hurn off the tob.


Check the brandy.




Have a little lie down.

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On Sarahs recommendation I made the Delia creole cake I am no baker but it looks and smells wonderful it is not supposed to be iced as it is so rich and I am not keen on nut topping so I am going to leave it 'naked' :lol:


I have it wrapped up in paper and foil while it matures and I will take a pic before it gets gobbled :shock:


Might be too late for the competiotion but its the thought that counts :wink:

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