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Traditional Christmas Cake

Traditional Christmas Cake

  Ingredients: 10 oz Currants 8 oz raisins 3 oz sultanas 3 oz cherries 20 oz almonds (chopped) 20 oz ground almonds 2 1/2 oz mixed peel 6 oz soft brown sugar 5 oz butter 7 oz plain flour 1 tablespoon black treacle Rind of 1 orange and lemon 1 teaspoon mixed spice 1/2...
Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup

Ingredients:   4 oz water 4 oz sugar (Just be sure to keep equal amounts of each)   Method:    Bring water to a boil.  Add sugar until completely dissolved.  This should take only 1-2 minutes. 2.    Let mixture cool.  Cover and refrigerate.  It’s that...
Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients: 1/2 pint (250 ml) milk 1  1/2 oz (65 g) sugar 1/4 oz (5 g) butter 1 oz (25 g) chocolate (block) 1/2 oz (10 g) cornflour   Method: 1.    Dilute the cornflour with a little of the milk.  Boil the remainder of the milk. 2.    Shred the chocolate, and add to...
Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce

Ingredients: 8 oz (250g)  (1 cup) white caster sugar 3 fl oz (100 ml)  ( 1/3 cup) water 2 tbsp butter 6 oz (200ml) ( 3/4 cup) double cream 1 tsp of vanilla extract ( optional)       Method: 1.    Prepare the caramel by placing the water in a thick-bottomed pan, adding...

Brown Sugar Shortbread

Ingredients:   1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, slightly softened 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed 2 Tablespoons sugar 2 cups and 2 Tbsp all purpose flour 1 Tablespoon cornstarch 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon pinch of salt   Method 1.  Cream butter until soft and smooth. ...
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