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December 29th, 2008
06:21 pm


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Christmas cake 2008

Even though I didn't get round to making any experimental fruit cakes after February, they served their purpose and the Christmas cake was generally judged a success, so I think I should record what I did before I forget. The basic recipe was the one from the Dairy Book of Home Cooking (second edition, I think), with rather a lot of changes. I replaced the flour with Doves Farm gluten and wheat free flour, and added 15ml of extra milk to make up for its absorbancy. I kept the usual amount of fruit, but varies the mix to fitwhat we had in the cupboards, which were light on raisins and heavy on sultanas. I also included 100g of whole glace cherries (a great success), and some quantity of dried pineapple (not so exciting). I also replaced all of the nuts with ground almonds.

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Date:December 29th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
If it's the version from my copy, it's "revised edition" pub. 1978 (but it's the first revision so yes it's the second edition).
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Date:December 30th, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
I think it's actually Jacob's copy, because I couldn't get at it when I wanted to make Col and Kirsten's marzipan. That probably means it's a newer edition. The phrase "new microwave edition" is wandering across my mind.
Date:December 31st, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
(Jacob) My copy is (C) 1992 and called out as "New edition for the 90s". It has a yellow cover (decreasingly so these days).
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