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...
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...
Mincemeat

Mincemeat

Ingredients: 4 oz dried apricot 4 oz chopped dates 2 oz chopped almonds 8 oz chopped apples 8 oz currents 8 oz raisins 2 oz peel 8 oz soft brown sugar Pinch of spice Juice and rind of 1 lemon 1 pint Brandy   Method: 1.    Soak apricots overnight in Brandy, remove...
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