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Wednesday 2 November, 2005

by Rosemary at 8:03pm in Recipes 1 comment Add your own

Last weekend, I started our preparations for Christmas by making 6lb of mincemeat and a Christmas cake. Usually, I make two Christmas cakes - I burn the first one, so we cut the sides and the top off and eat it immediately, then I make a second that we keep for Christmas.

This year, I remembered not to use the fan oven and, since Dan was waiting to put the Toad in the Hole that he'd made for dinner in the oven after the cake had been in only four hours, I took it out earlier than I usually do. It is perfect - the best Christmas cake I've ever made.

But - a dilemma! What do we eat now to prepare us for Christmas? Needless to say, we've started on the cake so I'll be making another one this weekend.



Sunday 6 November, 2005 at 11:40pm

Hello Rosemary, Just as I start to use the 72 jam jars ordered from Lakeland, friends have been giving me jars, so I have all I need. I made 12 jars of Dried Apricot jam on Saturday Holland and Barret were selling a kilo for £1.98, so I bought 2 kilos. What's an URL? Will you put the Xmas cake recipe on your website please? We made some mince pies some years ago and put them in a metal biscuit tin. While we were out the dog openend the tin and ate them all, then he deposited the contents in heaps all over the kitchen floor!! I have just got some Hemcore for the hens as will start using it when the bark chippings are used up. Best wishes from Lawrence.

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