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Christmas Pudding or Lemon Drizzle Cake?

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In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2012, 11:36:42 GMT
Scarlet Lady says:
Now that does sound good!

Posted on 24 Dec 2012, 11:24:37 GMT
Charlie says:
Christmas pudding cheesecake with sticky ginger sauce this year! Mmm cheesecake

Posted on 24 Dec 2012, 09:59:58 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Dec 2012, 11:08:48 GMT
BirdmanC says:
Not sure where the recipe came from (quite possibly Harrods cook book), but I have made marzipan once (UK) and that contained almonds (blanched and ground from whole), egg-yolk, sugar and a very little vanilla. Never again - mine and other's opinions - identical to the stuff from Tescos. Texture will be down to the coarseness of grind of the almonds.

As for Christmas pudding - asking if anyone likes/prefers it is like asking if someone likes vegetables or meat. Which one(s)?
Also not sure where the idea that Chrissie pud is fattening, comes from - it has less fat in it than most cakes/puddings - my Tesco Finest one has about 12% and Granny's recipe has about 16% - a typical plain sponge cake would have 20+% (based on dry weight of ingredients). Perhaps people really mean all the cream they throw over it?
(Roast potatoes would be 25++++% fat)

Posted on 24 Dec 2012, 09:59:57 GMT
D. H says:
lemon drizzle cake definately!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2012, 06:25:50 GMT
pixie says:
Roo...A drizzle of lemon! How's that sound?x

Posted on 24 Dec 2012, 05:19:33 GMT
lunarcat says:
Sticky toffee pudding gets my vote along with Xmas pud but one of the top range ones full of fattening lovely goodies!!

Posted on 23 Dec 2012, 20:36:01 GMT
wobberoo says:
Pixie? I can't remember? What did you say you were getting me for Christmas? I've been sat here all afternoon, trying to bring it to mind. My memory seems to be playing up. x

Posted on 23 Dec 2012, 20:32:53 GMT
wobberoo says:
I'll certainly be looking out, Di A Mond, you can be sure of that!!! I WANT CAKE AND I WANT IT NOW!!!! Please? x

Posted on 23 Dec 2012, 20:07:53 GMT
I make my own Christmas pud, I have made it for over 30 yrs and it is lush, it contains about 23 ingredients and I cook it long and slow. I use butter not suet and I omit black treacle and replace it with golden syrup. It is light and crumbly,very fruity and does not taste dark and bitter like some do, neither does it clog up your teeth. I will send you all some for Christmas,look out for flying puds in the night sky...........

Posted on 23 Dec 2012, 18:41:14 GMT
Artificial flavours never taste like what they say they do. Take "strawberry" fizzy drinks, chewing gum etc. No self-respecting strawberry ever tasted like that!
So yeah...German marzipan must be pretty awful. I may actually have had some and thought it was "almond bark" aka "white chocolate."

Posted on 23 Dec 2012, 17:12:23 GMT
Ahhh, yes I get it. That is exactly how I make mine when I have the time. Or I buy the more specialist sugarcraft kind for cake makers. I guess you can't stand the German style of Marzipan then? - as it is usually like a soft gooey fondant filling and often very artificially heavy on the Almond flavour too.

Posted on 23 Dec 2012, 15:43:58 GMT
It's made only from almonds and sugar and eggwhite. It's not cooked at all, just mixed and then put in the oven just long enough to colour the top. The British marzipan I've eaten was very sticky and very, very sweet, while good-quality Spanish marzipan tastes mostly of almonds and has a drier, slightly grainy texture. Mind you, as I posted elsewhere, the cheap supermarket brand figures have all the appeal of plasticine: heavy, cold and clammy.

I remember being given some British "mince pies". When I asked my friend what the stuff was on the top she said, "Marzipan." DH said, "No, it isn't. I don't know what that is, but it isn't marzipan." LOL

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2012, 14:22:41 GMT
I've never had any Spanish Marzipan? What's the difference, Orinoco?

Posted on 23 Dec 2012, 13:08:46 GMT
Neither. We'll be eating turrón, coconut balls, mantecados, and possibly marzipan if there's any left, proper Spanish marzipan though not the sticky stuff.

Posted on 23 Dec 2012, 12:49:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Dec 2012, 12:49:57 GMT
Spock says:
Complicated, so I buy his waitrose products.
2K pud.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2012, 08:34:03 GMT

(*runs to padlocked cupboard in kitchen and finds it wide open!*).....ARRRGGGHHH!!!

As fast as I make them - you go and eat them all, Roo! - I just can't keep up anymore!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2012, 02:50:52 GMT
pixie says:
Hi Spock...just got up to let the cat out!...Have to get up and let her in again later....Yawn!

Do you like Heston's recipes?

Posted on 23 Dec 2012, 02:47:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Dec 2012, 20:51:37 GMT
Spock says:
Heston hidden clemanting pud.


In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2012, 02:47:31 GMT
pixie says:
Neither Roo...haven't you heard? I'm on a diet!!!...( I'll have extra spuds to make up for it!)x

Initial post: 23 Dec 2012, 02:28:44 GMT
wobberoo says:
Which one will I be having? (Sorry, I know which one I'll be having, because I've just eaten it). Which one will you be having?
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