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fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby wargarden » November 16th, 2019, 6:35 pm

Just finished making both are lot work.
But a lot fun. now all need is to feed them for next month and half.
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Re: fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby scullion » November 16th, 2019, 10:22 pm

gosh, you're keen, stir-up sunday is a week away.
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Re: fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby Amber » November 16th, 2019, 11:13 pm

My cakes are made too, and busy drowning in alcohol. I have a busy few weeks coming up, so it was good to get the baking out of the way.
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Re: fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby Amber » November 16th, 2019, 11:15 pm

My cakes are made too, and busy drowning in alcohol. I have a busy few weeks coming up, so it was good to get the baking out of the way.
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Re: fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby Herbidacious » November 19th, 2019, 10:00 am

I have ordered a cake from Betty's... My mother likes it. She would almost certainly will not like one I make and let me know it! N.B this is not a reflection on my cake making skills. Thing is, Betty's ones are only very small.
I might make the last minute Nigella one again later on. Will see. Hardly seeems worth it for just two of us (OH and I.) :(

editI I thought I'd ordered one! I had better get on the case.
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Re: fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby PatsyMFagan » November 19th, 2019, 11:53 am

In all my life, I have never had a Christmas where cake and pudding are routinely made and/or eaten ! Not even when I were a young'un and definitely never as an adult ... :rolleyes:
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Re: fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby Suelle » November 19th, 2019, 11:59 am

I made Nigella Lawson's Chocolate Fruit Cake several years ago. It was moist and rich enough to be a pudding, and probably too moist to be a cake, really. It was absolutely delicious, but not very traditional. I don't do this sort of baking anymore - not enough people around who would eat it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/choc ... cake_84675
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Re: fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby earthmaiden » November 19th, 2019, 12:13 pm

We always had Christmas tea - afternoon tea style - with the cake (decorated properly with Royal icing) as the centrepiece. The cake lasted well into January. A lot of people don't seem to care much for a traditional rich fruit cake with icing and marzipan these days. I love it and I used to love decorating the cake too, I find it quite sad that so many traditions have changed with the times but I guess it always was so!

The chocolate one looks very interesting Suelle - and quite decadent!.
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Re: fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby Herbidacious » November 19th, 2019, 12:46 pm

I really do like traditional cake, although I usually peel off the marzipan and icing and give it to someone else.

Since Chirstmas dinner was usually at lunchtime, pushing 2pm not infrequently, 'tea' was a help yourself affair, but with Christmas cake and trifle on offer (amongst other desserts/baked goods). My mother went to so very much effort.
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Re: fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby Seatallan » November 19th, 2019, 2:31 pm

Christmas cake and cheese.... I rest my case.... :chops: :D
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Re: fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby Busybee » November 19th, 2019, 3:01 pm

Seatallan wrote:Christmas cake and cheese.... I rest my case.... :chops: :D


:tu: :tu:

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Re: fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby suffolk » November 19th, 2019, 3:33 pm

Busybee wrote:
Seatallan wrote:Christmas cake and cheese.... I rest my case.... :chops: :D


:tu: :tu:

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Ditto :chops:
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Re: fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby Herbidacious » November 19th, 2019, 4:41 pm

White and crumbly, or stilton, I take it?
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Postby suffolk » November 19th, 2019, 6:06 pm

Herbidacious wrote:White and crumbly, or stilton, I take it?


For me it has to be a wedge of Keen’s unpasteurised WestCountry cheddar, or when we run out of that, some good Belton Farm Red Leicester.

The best Stilton is the food of the gods and needs nothing other than a thin cracker and a pickled walnut.
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Re: fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby wargarden » November 19th, 2019, 6:57 pm

as for cheese i wish could get some more that venezuelan beaver cheese. due to venezuelan economic troubles it no longer available.
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Re: fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby Busybee » November 19th, 2019, 7:06 pm

Herbidacious wrote:White and crumbly, or stilton, I take it?


Wensleydale traditionally, but I’ll accept a good cheddar or white Stilton.

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Re: fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby liketocook » November 19th, 2019, 8:03 pm

Orkney or Arran cheddar on a piece of Dundee cake or dumpling cake for me please if we are doing cake & cheese. :chops:
I seldom make or buy a Christmas cake these days, I gave up a few years ago when it was still lurking in February. However most years I will make a boiled fruit cake /dumpling cake and soak it with a little brandy. Any not eaten over Christmas gets sliced and frozen and added to a cooked breakfast when the kids are home.
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Re: fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby smitch » November 19th, 2019, 10:28 pm

Always Wensleydale here too. I’ve even converted my Manc husband to the Christmas cake and cheese combo :lol:
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Re: fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby Amber » November 19th, 2019, 11:29 pm

Another vote for Wensleydale :).
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Re: fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby Seatallan » November 20th, 2019, 11:36 am

Wensleydale or a really good Cheddar.

Gosh Wargarden, I'd forgotten that particular Monty Python sketch!! :lol:
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Re: fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby Pepper Pig » November 20th, 2019, 5:06 pm

I mixed up the fruit, nuts and brandy for my cake today. I'm a bit dubious really. OH wouldn't notice if it was homemade or a bought one and I had problems with cramp in my right arm last year mixing the fruit into the batter.

I used to make a 12" square one when the kids were little - no idea why as they all hated it - it was almost entirely eaten by my husband, my granny and my cleaner. Would usually last into February. I have an 8" square one this time.
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Re: fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby Rainbow » November 20th, 2019, 10:53 pm

Seatallan wrote:Wensleydale or a really good Cheddar.

Gosh Wargarden, I'd forgotten that particular Monty Python sketch!! :lol:

I had to google it :lol: :lol:
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Re: fruit cake and christmas pudding

Postby Ratatouille » November 22nd, 2019, 10:28 am

Everything is lined up for Sunday when the puddings will be stirred up. I even managed to find some Guinesswhich is not always so easy.
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