Christmas Cake!

Recipe suggestions and advice please!!

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The Evil Pixie    pirate
14/09/2004 at 14:09
Never made a fruit cake before and son (7) and I thought we would make one this year so I'm after advice and good recipes!!

I believe you lot can help!

Thanks!

Pixie
14/09/2004 at 14:10
1 x Marks and Spencers
The Evil Pixie    pirate
14/09/2004 at 14:10
cheat!
14/09/2004 at 14:15
:)

Nope, merely sensible... If you knew how bad my cooking was...!
14/09/2004 at 14:15
I've got a tried and trusted recipe that I use every year but it would take almost forever to type it all out on here. Check on the BBC website under the recipe section, they should have some good ones. Are you making a "standard" cake or a "special" one (ie, dairy free - wheat free - nut free etc etc etc)?
14/09/2004 at 14:15
Forgot to say - I usually make mine the end of October so you've got stacks of time yet.
The Evil Pixie    pirate
14/09/2004 at 14:17
oh just a normal cake!!
Ideally low fat low calorie but that would be just stupid!!!
The Evil Pixie    pirate
14/09/2004 at 14:17
fair point Jon!
14/09/2004 at 14:19
Lots of brandy is an essential ingrediant
14/09/2004 at 14:22
EP - http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/christmascake_2359.shtml

Hopefully this will work!! It's a link to one in the BBC website (I haven't tried it so can't vouch for it!!).

Hill runner is spot on - You'll need at least double the quantity of brandy and rum!!
14/09/2004 at 14:22
If you're having a pig of a day, then why not cheer yourself up by making
the Vodka Christmas Cake tonight!

Christmas Cake Ingredients:
1 cup of water
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup of brown sugar
lemon juice
4 large eggs
nuts
1 bottle Vodka
2 cups of dried fruit

Sample the vodka to check quality.
Take a large bowl, check the vodka again.
To be sure it is the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.
Repeat.

Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.
Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again.
At this point it's best to make sure the vodka is shtill OK. Try another
cup.... just in case

Turn off the mixerer.

Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit.
Pick fruit off floor. Mix on the turner.
If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers pry it loose with a
sdrewscriver.

Sample the vodka to check for tonsisticity.
Next, sift two cups of salt. Or something. Who giveshz a shit.

Check the vodka.
Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a
spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find.

Greash the oven and piss in the fridge. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and
try not to fall over.
Don't forget to beat off the turner.
Finally, throw the bowl through the window, finish the vodka and kick the
cat. Fall into bed.

CHERRY MISTMAS!

14/09/2004 at 14:24
Cracked me up - absolutely love it!!

Got to be said tho - you do have to keep on checking the grog while you're making the cake!!
14/09/2004 at 14:26
my recipe:

Wait til nearer Christmas to start talking about Christmas!
The Evil Pixie    pirate
14/09/2004 at 14:26
I like that recipe!
now off to the BBC for a more sober one!
The Evil Pixie    pirate
14/09/2004 at 14:28
2 dogs my local shops have been selling christmas stuff for weeks!
I know cakes need feeding but didn't know how long hence asked now (also bored!)
14/09/2004 at 14:29
I noticed a couple of weeks ago that the shops are starting to stock Christmas cards etc - it was still summer then!!
IronM.in    pirate
14/09/2004 at 14:30


LOL lots DtS - thats just ace - my kind of cake!!! Can I come to yours for Xmas??

EP - will get Mums recipe and e-mail it to you - its lurvely but as everyone says - the trick is in the alcohol - lots n lots n lots!!! I suggest you add a dash of something every time it rains!!!! (Tip - make cake in a biiiiiiiiiiig container!)
The Evil Pixie    pirate
14/09/2004 at 14:30
safeway had hot X buns next to christmas cake a month ago!
14/09/2004 at 14:31
That's scary!!
The Evil Pixie    pirate
14/09/2004 at 14:31
but it rains every day in the midlands!
Seriously how much plonk are we talking of and what? Whiskey, brandy .... ???
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