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Christmas Cake

Post  life_in_termoil on Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:42 pm

Do you buy it or make your own?

I quite fancy making one this year but im not going to fork out on Brandy that will just get put in a cupboard. Ive got damson gin would that work lol. Whats the brandy for anyway?
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Post  lollyfin on Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:07 pm

In my opinion gin goes with anything Very Happy
I have never made a christmas cake which is strange because i bake all the time
If someone has a full proof recipe that doesnt involve a lot of pouring alchol over the cake every couple of days(because i would forget) i might give it a go this year
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Post  TP on Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:24 pm

no dont make.
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Post  stiltwalker on Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:08 pm

Sadly I don't make a proper one as OH doesn't like things that are too much dried fruit so i'd have to eat it all! I tend to make a chocolate yule log or something to cut on Christmas Eve when the tree goes up. Last year I made a gingerbread house, really must figure out how to post pictures - I was dead proud of it.
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Post  froogs on Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:18 pm

My DH doesn't like it either so I don't bother buying nor making. Mince pies are our tradition
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Post  alec eiffel on Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:44 pm

We don't have one either, Dan doesn't like anything like that - mince pies, figgy pud, Christmas cake any of that. We've just about had the panettone breakthrough. We have beer instead.

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Post  flibsey on Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:46 pm

I have for the last two years due to lactose intollerance and other allergies. I make the irsty alsopp one from channel 4. will see if i can find the recipe, it's genuinely foolproof.
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Post  dolly blue on Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:28 pm

Keep threatening not to make Xmas cake but you should see oh face, its mainly him that eats it, kids reckon I spill to much booze in it Shocked
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Post  Bitsy Beans on Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:32 pm

dolly blue wrote:Keep threatening not to make Xmas cake but you should see oh face, its mainly him that eats it, kids reckon I spill to much booze in it Shocked

My mum reckons you can't have too much booze on it Wink

I don't eat Christmas cake, Christmas pudding or indeed mince pies Embarassed In fact my favourite Christmas food would be the tins of Quality Street Laughing and the Nigella chocolate pudding my mum makes for me on Christmas day Very Happy

I do however help her decorate the cake, tends to be a very good giggle as mini models go pear shaped etc
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Post  flibsey on Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:22 pm

I buy none for my mum and decorate that every year since she went back to work and therefore has no time Wink

one year I asked if she minds a jokey cake... she stupidly said "go ahead". mwahahahaha.



(santa was peeing, left his name in the snow, ran out of wee....)

so the next year I did a more demure cake.



and then last year I went jokey again, but the joke was on my brothers and sister who still live at home. (Loo and Oli have nicely wrapped pressies, Tom got a 10lb sack of coal)



my own cake last year was this one:

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Post  Bitsy Beans on Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:11 am

wicked cakes flibsey. I love the Santa pee one Laughing
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Post  lollyfin on Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:48 am

Wow love the cakes
cake my most fav food!
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Post  dolly blue on Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:50 pm

OH was drooling over the Sachertorte on the baking programme last night, left the ball in his court that or a xmas cake, think he wants both but I'm the boss in the kitchen Laughing
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Re: Christmas Cake

Post  knitmylife on Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:39 am

i have made christmas cakes in the past but only me eats it so i end up still munching it in about april.

i havent made one for about 7 or 8 years now.

i do love it tho and always have a slice if i get offered it anywhere just dont have it in our house x
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Post  appletree on Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:07 am

we get one every year because its "traditional" i suppose, we offer to visitors when we have them, we don't tend to eat it ourselves and the kids won't touch it. I did used to make my own but last year decided it was cheaper to actually buy one when i saw one on offer in Tesco for £3.50! Haven't thought about a Christmas cake yet, might have a look in the Xmas isle next time I'm in a supermarket, it feels "nicer" to offer a homemade cake though but for the amount we eat is probably still cheaper to buy one.
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Post  flibsey on Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:08 am

I'm going to make this year's when jim gets paid in november.
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Post  TP on Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:08 pm

I definetely want a home made one this year.

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