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Favourite Festive Recipes

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  • #1657059
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    Hi Aggie.

    Nice to hear from you again, this year, hope u have had a pleasant year.

    Another Christmas has nearly rolled around, again.

    And Maybe you have found a recipe or two.

    Merry Christmas to you.

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    Mini Fruit Cakes or Fruit Puddings: from another site.
    2 cups self-raising flour
    1 1/2 cups caster sugar
    finely grated zest of 1 lemon
    200g Fruit Mince. ( Home made is best ) but shop bought will do.
    1 cup raisins
    1/4 cup cooking oil
    2 large eggs, lightly beaten
    icing sugar for dusting
    METHOD

    Preheat oven to 180°C.
    Spray 6-8 small individual cake tins (Christmas trees are a great option, as pictured). Alternatively, for large cakes use a 23cm cake tin.
    Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix gently with a wooden spoon until smooth. Pour into cake tins.
    Bake for 35-45 minutes (50-60 minutes for a large cake) until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
    Cool for 5 minutes in cake tin before turning out onto a wire rack.
    Dust with icing sugar and serve with cream.

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    Fruit loaf with pineapple.
    Preheat Oven 180c, line large loaf tin Ingredients, 125g butter,1 cup sugar, 1 tsp baking soda, 400g pkt mixed fruit (fruit mince, apricots & currants), 225g can of crushed pineapple (juice & all). Method:Boil above ingredients for approx 4 mins watch it doesn’t catch on the bottom and burn. LET IT COOL. Then add: 2 beaten eggs 2 cups flour (sifted with BP), 2 tsp baking powder, Mix together gently and pour into paper lined loaf tin – I use my largest loaf tin. Bake @ 180c for approx 1 hour 7 minutes.

    last minute xmas cake worked well.

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    “Christmas Ice Cream”, but this year used a tub of Hokey Pokey Ice cream (usually use French Vanilla flavour). I leave the ice cream out of the freezer to soften, remove half of the tub and stir in a tub of Christmas Fruit mince, dark chocolate chips, pinch of cinnamon and cloves, a dash of either brandy essence, rum essence or baileys and stir well. Put back in freezer and leave overnight – usually disappears very fast on Christmas day.

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    Mini Fruit Mince Cupcakes:
    1 1/3 cups (200g) self raising flour
    1/3 cup (75g) firmly packed brown sugar
    1 1/ cups (440g) bought fruit mince or Home Made
    ½ cup (125ml) olive oil
    1/3 cup (80ml) milk
    1 egg
    250 white ready-made icing
    ¼ cup (40g) icing sugar
    Cachous, to decorate
    METHOD
    1. Preheat oven to 200C (180C fan-forced). Line 40 holes of four 12-hole mini (20ml) muffin pans with paper cases.

    2. Sift flour and brown sugar into a large bowl.

    3. Whisk fruit mince, oil, milk and egg in a medium bowl until combined; stir into flour mixture until barely combined.

    4. Drop level tablespoons of mixture into paper cases; bake about 15 minutes. Cool cakes in pans.

    5. Knead icing on surface dusted with sifted icing sugar until smooth. Roll out icing until 3mm thick; cut out small stars with 1.5cm, 2cm and 3cm cutters. Brush a tiny amount of water onto backs of stars; position on cakes. Press cachous into centre of stars before icing dries.

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