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Christmas cake
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Olga

There is a Nigella Lawson Christmas cake which has prunes and chocolate in it, it's a sort of boiled fruit cake, I have made it for the past few christmases, this year we fancied something a bit lighter and I went for a new recipe, but we always liked the Nigella one.

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That was the one my son used ...... he has a few Nigella books, too ..

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In the early days I enjoyed watching her programmes, but nowadays I find she plays too much on the 'sex goddess' image and it annoys me.

Thu 10-Jan-13
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Well said - I agree with you wholeheartedly, I get so fed up with the little looks to camera.

I'll try that again!

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Researching which recipe to use today for the 'seasonal' cake - I have just come across a Darina Allen recipe - might try that this year.

Today I made some 'seasonal' puddings - the recipe said it would make two, but there was so much mixture leftover, that I've decided to make individual ones (8), and hopefully sell them to the Rotary people - last year I made a dozen 'seasonal' individual cakes, with marzipan and icing, and I could have sold them all over again, so it may be a good way of fundraising!

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Am considering not doing one this year!

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Which Darina Allen recipe did you see for seasonal cake Val? I have found two online, slightly different.

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I have a recipe from the australian womans weekly, for a chocolate fruit cake, it is like a traditional cake but has chocolate in it, makes a really nice moist cake.

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Mon 14-Oct-13
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I don't make a Christmas cake, although I do love them, but I make a Plum pudding to have at the Christmas meal. It is similarly steeped in brandy for a couple of months, then, when served, given another dose and lit on fire, much to the delight of the younger diners, but unfortunately, reducing the alcohol content!

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Martin, I'll have a search - ah, found it, it's in her cookbook, Irish Traditional Cooking, page 284 if you have the book. It also has Irish whiskey in it whistle. smile

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Thanks Val- that was not the book I had in mind, so I will look it out.

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