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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 151792
    but, but, but... I thought this is when you started your Christmas cakes!

    Speaking of cakes in the UK manner... the wedding that we had to attend...the parents of the bride are British. The mother made a traditional fruitcake for a nephew's birthday (that coincided with the wedding time...).

    Ya'll really make little kids eat that stuff on their birthdays?
    Yep Or at least we used to, maybe not so much now, maybe people make sponges instead for kids. It is still my favourite cake though, yum! And you're right Tink, it is nearly time to make our Christmas cakes! Another couple of weeks and my Mother will be getting everything in to make hers and mine :D






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    Well maybe the ones you make are ummm...less errrrmmmm...perhaps more tender and ummmmm...less strong? I surely couldn't see a little kid eating this cake. :( I'm not a huge sweets person, but did have a taste. That'll do, thanks. Very dark, very dry and VERY strong flavored... could have used some rum though. :D :D






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    The ones my Mother makes are quite dark (we use black treacle) but not overly so, very full flavoured, but certainly not dry! They get "fed" with brandy and/or rum every couple of days for about 3 months on the lead up to the occasion. Come to think of it that's a lot of alcohol, and especially for a kid They do taste delicious.

    If you want to be really traditional here in the North East of England or Yorkshire you eat it accompanied by a good piece of cheese, something crumbly preferably, like Wensleydale. You like that part of it Tink? :D






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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb, post: 151808
    The ones my Mother makes are quite dark (we use black treacle) but not overly so, very full flavoured, but certainly not dry! They get "fed" with brandy and/or rum every couple of days for about 3 months on the lead up to the occasion. Come to think of it that's a lot of alcohol, and especially for a kid They do taste delicious.

    If you want to be really traditional here in the North East of England or Yorkshire you eat it accompanied by a good piece of cheese, something crumbly preferably, like Wensleydale. You like that part of it Tink? :D
    Are we still talking about sprouts








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    Fruit cake is NASTY.
    Now back to the sprouts if on after July 31st l am sorry to say they may still be a bit hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb, post: 151808
    The ones my Mother makes are quite dark (we use black treacle) but not overly so, very full flavoured, but certainly not dry! They get "fed" with brandy and/or rum every couple of days for about 3 months on the lead up to the occasion. Come to think of it that's a lot of alcohol, and especially for a kid They do taste delicious.

    Deb, I'll have a slice of that when it's ready Sounds gorgeous

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    I'll not be worrying about sprouts this year. Five of these in the freezer and I'm sorted!

    What??





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    Deb, your version sounds much nicer. I'll have the cheese too please.

    I love sprouts! I blanche them for about three minutes then simmer them in butter until they are all golden and soft and caramelized and tasty! :D






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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 152000
    Deb, your version sounds much nicer. I'll have the cheese too please.

    I love sprouts! I blanche them for about three minutes then simmer them in butter until they are all golden and soft and caramelized and tasty! :D

    I roast them in sunflower oil and then 10 mins from end add honey and pine nuts - yummy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 151804
    Well maybe the ones you make are ummm...less errrrmmmm...perhaps more tender and ummmmm...less strong? I surely couldn't see a little kid eating this cake. :( I'm not a huge sweets person, but did have a taste. That'll do, thanks. Very dark, very dry and VERY strong flavored... could have used some rum though. :D :D
    One way to maintain glucose control, no temptation there!!

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