Saturday, December 22, 2012
I am such a Christmas traditionalist, I make the same Christmas cake, and puddings year in, year out. This keeps the family happy, but isn't great for blogging purposes!
This year I tried a new mince meat recipe (I know - how daring of me!!!), I think I got the original idea from a Lotte Duncan T.V. show, but have tweaked it quite a bit - and I think it's good. It tastes great (pretty essential) but also, it is easy to put together and it is low fat (we won't mention the pastry that's going to be wrapped around it!!).
(most popular eaten from the jar!!)
500g sultanas (I used golden)
100g candied peel
250g dark brown sugar
250g light brown sugar
4 tbsp orange marmalade
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
150 ml dark rum
150 ml brandy
Juice and zest of two oranges
Sterilise a large jar (or a few smaller ones)
Chop up the mixed peel, and add to a bowl with the other fruits.
Add the rum, brandy and orange juice, and allow to absorb for an hour or 10.
Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
Place in the sterilised jars and HIDE.*
Use in mince pies, cakes and ice-creams.
*My first batch mysteriously disappeared!!
Happy Christmas to you all - thanks a million for sticking with me, it's much appreciated.