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Recipes for mincemeat cake
Tue 28-Jan-14
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eileen54
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Version 1  this is the one I made today Val

8oz sr flour

5oz softened butter

5oz brown sugar

3oz sultanas

1lb mincemeat

2 eggs

Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix together

turn into greased cake tin

bake 13/4 hrs at 160degC  mine actually took 2 hrs but that could have been my oven, I also covered with foil near the end to stop the top burning

version 2

100g butter

75gr brown sugar

2 beaten eggs

150gr sr flour

225gr mincemeat

1 tablespoon of water

cream fat, sugar and eggs

fold in flour , then mincemeat, then water

put in greased shallow tin or muffin tins

bake 170degC for about 30 mins

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Tue 28-Jan-14
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Many thanks Eileen - I shall try this! big_hug  ok  ok

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Wed 29-Jan-14
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Me too!

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Thu 30-Jan-14
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Multigrain loaf in the breadmaker for husband's work sarnies.  I'll mix the dough up later for another go at a no-knead overnight prove bread.  Will try it less wet this time and see what difference that makes.  It's such a nice bread, even if it is flatter than I would like......the open texture, crust and lovely taste makes it one of the best breads I've tried.  And it makes lovely crunchy toast.

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Thu 30-Jan-14
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Sue, I have a pyrex measuring jug at home which is 'off-kilter' - the printed measure on the outside isn't quite right - it's too high on the glass.

I wonder if that is the problem with your bread ... ?

I discovered this because every time I measured with it, the dough was too wet, so I used another (plastic) one that had the measure embedded in the plastic, and they've always turned out okay using the plastic one!!

Oh well, let's see how your 'less wet' loaf fares!

Good luck. ok

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Thu 30-Jan-14
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Val, I've also got a Pyrex jug which is more or less useless for accurate measurements......as the measurements have worn off big_laughdoh

However, for the bread I've been using cups.....a small mug to be precise - 3 cups of flour to 1 1/2 cups of water.  I add a whole cup of water, followed by splashes out of the half-full cup.  My splashes have obviously been a bit too big thus far......will use less this timewhistle.  I do tend to be a bit haphazard and relaxed with measurements!

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Sun 2-Feb-14
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I have a similar problem with Sue but with my jam thermometer, the jam setting point is still there thank goodness, but nothing else below it, I think I'll need to scratch the metal at the setting point mark soon as a bit more wears off every time it gets washed.

Sun 2-Feb-14
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Or get new, accurate ones?  Just a thought.

I'll try that again!

Sun 2-Feb-14
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Don't spoil the fun, Toni... big_laugh   big_laugh

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Sun 2-Feb-14
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So, you like to live dangerously?eeek

I'll try that again!

Mon 3-Feb-14
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Why not? big_laugh

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Tue 4-Feb-14
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I made the mincemeat cake today - thanks Eileen - and I hadn't warmed my butter beforehand, so, into the microwave for a few seconds with the light brown sugar, and then creamed the mixture.

No sultanas in the cupboard, so I added a tub of glace cherries.

I put foil over the cake for the first half an hour, it took just 1 hr 15 mins to cook completely, and it is so light. Looking forward to the afternoon cuppa, just to taste the cake. laugh

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Tue 4-Feb-14
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hope you enjoy the cake Val

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Tue 4-Feb-14
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Eileen, it is delicious - and I have already said, it is so light. Hubby loved it.

I am so naughty - when I make a cake I usually cut it in half and give half to our builder guy, not this one!

Oh no, we're keeping this one, it's really lovely.

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