Fruit Cake

Fruit Cake

  Ingredients: 4 oz (100g) glacé pineapple 6 oz (150g) red glacé cherries 6 oz (150g) green glacé cherries 4 oz (100g) crystallized ginger 4 oz (100g) sultanas 4 oz (100g) candied peel 3 tablespoons brandy 9 oz (250g) Scottish butter 9 oz (250g) caster sugar 4...
Panettone

Panettone

Ingredients: 2  1/2 tsp dried yeast 7  1/2 fl oz (225 ml) tepid milk 12 oz (350g) plain flour 1/2 tsp salt 4 oz (115g) unsalted butter, softened 2 egg yolks 2 oz (60g) caster sugar 2  1/2 oz (75g) candied citrus peel, chopped 1  1/2 oz (50g) sultanas a pinch of...
Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark

Ingredients: 12 oz good quality dark chocolate, chopped 12 oz good quality white chocolate, chopped 1½ cups crushed peppermint candies or candy canes 2-3 drops peppermint essential oil   Method: 1.    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. 2.   ...
Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients: 1 lb 2 oz (500g) cranberries Zest and juice of 1 lemon 8 oz (225g) sugar 1 oz (30g) butter 1 Tbsp port   Method: 1.     Put all the ingredients in a medium saucepan, add 3 1/2 fl oz (100ml) water and bring to the boil.  Bubble for 1 minute, then...
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...
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