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Homemade Christmas Mincemeat

Warning, this makes around 2 litres of mincemeat – it’s a big recipe, for big Christmas fans!   Ingredients 850g mixed dried fruit (combination of raisins, currants, cranberries and sultanas) 50g chopped almonds 50g glaced cherries 50g mixed peel 50g stem ginger (in syrup) 2 lemons 2 oranges 225g bramley apple 350g dark brown sugar… Continue reading Homemade Christmas Mincemeat

Cake Time · Christmas · Comfort Food · Party Food · Plan Ahead

Gma’s Signature Christmas Cake

To be made on the last weekend of the October half term, and fed with booze right the way through until Christmas. Dreamy!   Ingredients 8oz plain flour 8oz brown sugar 8oz butter 1tsp cinnamon 1tsp ground ginger 1tbsp black treacle 4 eggs   Fruits to be prepared the day before Bottle of sherry 6oz… Continue reading Gma’s Signature Christmas Cake