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Northern_Lad



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 08 3:03 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Mary-Jane wrote:
Chez wrote:
*sniff*

You didn't specify, you know .


Yes, yes, yes...I know...sorry, sorry, sorry. Don't get all sniffy. (Gawd - there's no pleasing some people is there?)


That's just what Jesus said!

nettie



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 08 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

OOOh, how about stollen cake?

woodsprite



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 08 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

or a Bouche Noel, or summat like that. Chesnut puree and all that. I'll do a search and return making perfect sense, honest
Here you go, I wasn't far out!
http://thefoodphilosophy.blogspot.com/2007/01/chestnut-bouche-de-noel.html

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 08 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

HFW's chestnut chocolate truffle cake is pretty good, and seems to go down very well at Christmas with the dried-fruitophiles around here. I can get the recipe when i get home. Or A grown-up (not over sweet) chocolate log? I've got one which is a light sponge chocolate swiss roll with a chestnut puree and cream filling/icing, which is very nice (not the over-sweet butter cream version)

alison
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 08 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyns stollen cake is really delish.,

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 08 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

alison wrote:
mochyns stollen cake is really delish.,


Yes, Gervase says that too.

MrsWW



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 08 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Christmas Vodka is pretty nice too

jamanda
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 08 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mary-Jane wrote:
alison wrote:
mochyns stollen cake is really delish.,


Yes, Gervase says that too.


That's what I was going to say too.

Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 08 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What about sweets? I remember lots of people making those before Christmas last year and I'm sure there is an article with recipes in it somewhere.

And what about this page of Christmas recipe ideas. Anything there any good?

Nanny



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 08 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

how's about fresh cranberries ground up with an orange and then mixed with sugar to create a superb cranberry relish to have with the turkey instead of that jelly stuff

put on sandwiches with left over turkey, stuffing and mayo it is absolutely the best thing in the world on boxing day

Madame Bear



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 08 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I wish I'd had the opportunity to taste Mochyns's Stollen, which I agree is a great sweet alternative at Christmas.

There is no better way to use organic eggs in the winter than in marzipan. And then there is. . . ( oh dear, too many toothsome ideas occur)

Personally I don't like the icing on the top - if you need it sweeter, a light dusting of icing sugar (optionally mixed with cinammon) is better in my view.


The trouble with a less sugary Noel Bouche etc. is that they do not keep well - a huge shame as I am a fan.

jamanda
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 08 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'll bring you one back from the fibre weekend.

alison
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 08 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Madame Bear wrote:
I wish I'd had the opportunity to taste Mochyns's Stollen, which I agree is a great sweet alternative at Christmas.

There is no better way to use organic eggs in the winter than in marzipan. And then there is. . . ( oh dear, too many toothsome ideas occur)

Personally I don't like the icing on the top - if you need it sweeter, a light dusting of icing sugar (optionally mixed with cinammon) is better in my view.


The trouble with a less sugary Noel Bouche etc. is that they do not keep well - a huge shame as I am a fan.


The recipie is on here, somewhere.

I haven't actually tasted the real thing, just followed the instructions closely. I think I had to make about 6 before Christmas, to get one to last that long!

BelindaC



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 08 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How about Ketchels (which are a traditional English recipe linked to 12 days of Christmas....). They are puff pastry squares with a mincemeat type filling of candied peel, currants, ground almonds etc or you can just use any mincemeat. There is a story attached of how godparents used to give ketchels to visiting godchildren during the 12 days of Christmas. A bit more interesting than yer average mince pie.

I can send the recipe if this would be of any use.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 08 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

candied wild fruits ?
blackberry port ?it will work as un aged in a few months but is better after a few years
home ground mixed nut marzipan ,if you add butter and a little flour to a basic nut and honey mix it will bake into shapes
anything with chestnuts

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