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Classic Christmas cake  |  Delia Smith' sChristmas cake  |  Kukskitchen

Classic Christmas cake | Delia Smith' sChristmas cake | Kukskitchen

You can substitute brandy for orange juice. Cream together the soft butter and the sugar until light, pale and fluffy
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Traditional Christmas Cake

Traditional Christmas Cake

Feeding it once a week will ensure a very rich, brandy soaked fruit cake. In a separate large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until you have a soft and creamy mixture
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Gluten Free Christmas Cake with Amaretto Soaked Fruit

Gluten Free Christmas Cake with Amaretto Soaked Fruit

I adore the flavours of rich almonds, so it seemed fitting to include amaretto in the recipe instead of Delia’s suggestion of brandy
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Turkey au gratin with almonds

Turkey au gratin with almonds

Now whisk in the sherry or brandy and then the cheese. A large, shallow ovenproof dish, lightly greased with butter
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Cheatin’ Christmas… Don’t panic!

Cheatin’ Christmas… Don’t panic!

However I can absolutely assure you that there are not that many ready-prepared Xmas goodies that can’t be improved and given a home-made look by a splash of cream, a knob of butter, a dash of brandy and an ultra-confident assurance that yes, of course it’s all homemade, when your mother expresses surprise at the fact you’ve actually made bread sauce rather than elbow your way to the front of the queue in M&S
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Mince Pies and finishing touches

Mince Pies and finishing touches

To serve we have them with either brandy butter, Cornish clotted cream or some slithers of Stilton cheese - obviously not all together unless you're Andrew who does like to pile everything on top of them
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Food: My favourite Christmas pudding

Food: My favourite Christmas pudding

Serve with lovely brandy butter and wear your stretchiest trousers. In a measuring jug measure out your brandy and then mix in the eggs and give it a thorough stir
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Recipe Road Test: Delia's Mincemeat Raviolis

Recipe Road Test: Delia's Mincemeat Raviolis

So I took some extra raisins and dried mixed fruit peel and marinated it overnight in a good couple of tablespoons of brandy
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Delia’s Classic Christmas Cake

Delia’s Classic Christmas Cake

Almond, Bake, Brandy, Cake, Cherries, Christmas, Currants, Delia Smith, Dried fruit, Egg, Flour, Fondant icing, Lemon, Marzipan, Mixed peel, Mixed Spice, Nutmeg, Orange, Raisins, Sugar, Sultanas, Treacle
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Delia's Fallen Chocolate Soufflé with Prunes

Delia's Fallen Chocolate Soufflé with Prunes

We have a meagre choice of brandy and port for those rare occasions. Break the chocolate into squares and place them with the butter into a bowl fitted over a saucepan containing some barely simmering water (making sure the bowl doesn't touch the water)
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Delia’s last minute Christmas Pudding

Delia’s last minute Christmas Pudding

By using ready made mincemeat you can choose the type of pudding you want as I found not only the traditional mincemeat in my local supermarkets but also a cranberry one and one with added brandy
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Shortbread mince pies with brandied cherry purée & a macaroon topping

Shortbread mince pies with brandied cherry purée & a macaroon topping

I put a small amount of puréed brandy-soaked dried cherries on the mincemeat filling before topping. The shortbread recipe is here, although I added the finely grated zest of a couple of clementines to the flour and sugar before rubbing in the butter
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The Home-Made Mince Pie Recipe

The Home-Made Mince Pie Recipe

Mix all the ingredients except the brandy in a large container that can go in the oven. If you look in the photo below you will see bits of butter not mixed in
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Homemade Chocolate truffles - random recipe

Homemade Chocolate truffles - random recipe

In a small saucepan heat the cream and butter and rum or brandy. I did try re-heating the chocolate over a pan of simmering water, I added brandy then added a bit more cream, thinking they are already rubbish they can't get worse
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Chicken Wellington

Chicken Wellington

If I was making it again I would tweak it slightly, I think I would flambé the mushrooms in Brandy to give a richer Flavour and add some wilted Spinach to the Mushroom Mix
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Stir Up Sunday: Guide to Baking a Christmas Cake

Stir Up Sunday: Guide to Baking a Christmas Cake

The night before you wish to make the cake, place all the dried fruit, peel and cherries in a large heavy saucepan, add the brandy and bring to the boil
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Traditional Christmas Pudding

Traditional Christmas Pudding

Serve with brandy butter, custard, or pouring cream. ½tsp Brandy essence. If your are looking for a light Christmas pudding then I can recommend this recipe