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What are your must have bake/make ahead recipes for Christmas please?

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triplets Sat 05-Dec-15 22:13:50

Looking for some fresh ideas, made my cake and mincepies, got homemade shallots and pickled eggs, will make sausage rolls........what are your must haves please?

Trills Sun 06-Dec-15 14:08:25

Fudge lasts 2-3 weeks in the fridge allegedly.

Some cut-out biscuits maybe?

It sounds like you have things pretty well organised!

Creiddylad Sun 06-Dec-15 23:26:39

I just made a Mary Berry Treacle Spiced Traybake, with ginger. Looks lovely, easy to make, just froze it and will defrost and decorate before serving.

I also like the look of her mince pie frangipanes.

How about some breakfast muffins?

triplets Sun 06-Dec-15 23:48:29

ooo mince pie frangipanes sound yummy!

MrsHathaway Thu 10-Dec-15 20:54:57

I've just cut up my Christmas pudding fudge.

450 g caster sugar
1/2 tin condensed milk
150 ml fresh milk
50 g butter
45 ml water
75 g dried fruit (sultanas, raisins, currants)
25 g flaked almonds
25 g mixed peel
25 ml brandy
25 ml port
50 ml stout

Steep the fruit and nuts in the booze for a minimum of six hours in a warm place such as airing cupboard or bottom oven (100-120 degrees, GM1 or less). Mix occasionally. All the liquid should be absorbed or evaporated.

Then place all the other ingredients into a heavy saucepan and boil to soft drop (115 on a sugar thermometer).

Remove from the heat and beat well until it thickens - it will also suddenly look matt rather than shiny. Add the fruit mixture and beat until well combined.

Pour into a lined 18 cm square tin and leave to set before cutting into squares.

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