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December's here. It's time to bake Our annual family Christmas cake. Some say it's best done months before, But I'm pedantic; I deplore Such early starts to Christmastide. If it were my decision, I'd Forbid the C-word to be used Till Advent started; it's abused As matters stand….Enough, ... Read review

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Gateau de Noël à la mode du torr

AdvantagesA Christmas cake's a scrumptious treat

DisadvantagesToo rich with so much else to eat?

"December's here. It's time to bake Our annual family Christmas cake. Some say it's best done months before, But I'm pedantic; I deplore Such early starts to Christmastide. If it were my decision, I'd Forbid the C-word to be used Till Advent started; it's abused As matters stand….Enough, I'm ranting - Instead, I'll go and start decanting Some Christmas spirit from its bottle. Thus fuelled and running on full throttle I'll talk you through ..." Read review
01.12.2007

Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional

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Cracking cakes Review with images

AdvantagesGreat tips

Disadvantagesnone

"...I have placed between my recipes for you to enjoy your baking days rather than groaning when your cakes turn out to be a big flop. Just imagine the nice summer tea parties you will be able to have to show off your new skills to your friends and families. Xx Magical fairy cakes xX Ingredients (makes 30 mini fairy cakes): 4 ounces butter 4 ounces Caster Sugar 4 ounces sifted Self Raising Flour 2 eggs 1 cup sifted Icing sugar Juice of a ..." Read review
05.06.2007

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Traditional Christmas Cake

AdvantagesTastes beautiful, satisfaction of a job well done

DisadvantagesTakes a while to mix and longer to complete

"This is one of my favourite recipes, I hope that the long list of ingredients does not put you off as they are not very dear and can be kept for a while afterwards to use in other recipes. Now I am a Catholic and we celebrate Christmas. There are certain things that really remind me of Christmas and one of those things is walking into the house and smelling lots of lovely Christmas smells. Christmas smells to me are baking cakes and goodies, ..." Read review
04.11.2006

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All Fruit & No Nuts! (Sultana Cake) Review with images

AdvantagesGood tasty moist cake, & Little Red Hen puts on her pinny!

DisadvantagesDisappears too quick!

"...takes me back to writing recipes down at school in Domestic Science!) 1. Bring sultanas to the boil in a saucepan, and then strain them. 2. While sultanas are still hot in the saucepan, add the butter or margarine and stir until melted. 3. Add sugar, eggs and almond essence and mix well. 4. Stir in flour and salt. If you are adding nuts (but I don't) add them now. Mix well. Pour into the greased and/or lined tin and smooth the top ..." Read review
02.09.2006

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Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake

AdvantagesVery easy, all in one cake, delicious results (I'm told)

DisadvantagesWaiting for it to cool, dieters' nightmare

"Its probable that Chocolate Cake is about as controversial as baking gets - everyone has their own favourite, arguments abound on the best cocoa powder, cocoa solids percentage and frankly every other slight differentiation of sugar, flour, butter quantity, type and derivation. Its nearly as bad as asking someone how to make the perfect bacon sandwich. With chocolate cake, the only thing to which most people agree is they like it - except me. I ..." Read review
05.07.2006

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