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Can I halve Delia's Christmas Cake Recipe?

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Tee2072 Thu 04-Oct-12 21:09:38

The only person in the house who likes it is my husband and I'd rather he didn't eat a whole one himself.

So do you think I can halve the recipe?

Tee2072 Thu 04-Oct-12 21:10:48

Also...how long before Chistmas do you make one? I made one right before last year because I won the Cake in a Box here on MN!

TeaOneSugar Fri 05-Oct-12 06:39:41

I'd try posting on the baking board, there are some real experts over there.

I considered doing this myself but I was concerned about the timings.

Tee2072 Fri 05-Oct-12 07:47:47

Thanks, I'll ask HQ to move this rather than start again!

ChippyMinton Fri 05-Oct-12 10:17:58

You could make up the whole mixture and split it betwen two smaller tins?

If it's Delia's rich fruit cake from the complete cookery course, she gives quantities for different sizes from 6" round upwards.

Tee2072 Fri 05-Oct-12 14:23:40

But then I'd have two cakes and still the same problem!

I was looking at Delia's recipe online but I think I do have her book so I'll look at that!

bacon Fri 05-Oct-12 16:11:29

If its a 20cm tin then halving it would be a 15cm tin. 10cm would mean 1/4 ingredients.

I plan to make mine over the next couple of weeks luckily have most ingredients here. Bought my XP sherry so ready to go!

ZombTEE Fri 05-Oct-12 16:37:03

Thanks Bacon. I'm actually not sure I have a smaller tin.

Oh no! Shopping!! For cooking things!! grin

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