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Cake ideas for Christmas...

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by lamaddalena, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Going to spend Christmas with friends and been asked to bring a cake. Not a Christmas cake.
    What something extravagent can anyone suggest ?[​IMG]
  2. Going to spend Christmas with friends and been asked to bring a cake. Not a Christmas cake.
    What something extravagent can anyone suggest ?[​IMG]
  3. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    Cheese cake!

    Cranberry and Orange cheese cake are great at this time of year!
  4. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

  5. Two lovely ideas. I'm finding this really hard to think about cakes as I'm having too many meals out at the moment. I'm feeling stuffed and it's not Christmas yet!
  6. henriette

    henriette New commenter

    There is fabulous but very easy Nigella recipe for Clementine cake which is absolutely divine:
    Nigella's Clementine cake
    4-5 Clementines
    6 eggs
    225 g sugar
    250g ground almonds
    1 heaped tsp baking powder
    1. Remove knobs from clementines, put in pan of cold water, bring to boil, simmer 2 hrs, allow to cool.
    2. Pulp clems in processor
    3. Beat the eggs, add the dry ingredients and the pulped fruit - mix
    4. Pour into a lined cake tin (10" spring form is what I use)
    5. Bake at gas 5/190 C for 1 hr or so
    6. Allow to cool completely in the tin before unmoulding
    7. Best day after it's made!
  7. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    Gordon Ramsay's chocolate chestnet torte, it's amazing, I'll try and find a link for you.
  8. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    It's a Sunday Times recipe and you need to log in to get it, but it may be on Tes somewhere!
  9. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    What about a yule log?
    Or there is a recipe for my world famous chocolate and hazelnut cake on here somewhere...its never had a bad review yet!
  10. Henriette , what do you mean by the knobs ? Do you cook the fruit whole?
    I may go for an australian nut cake or maybe a whisked gateau?
  11. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    What about doing a white chocolate yule log? A twist on a much loved favourite.
  12. Its been choc swiss roll and up the wall chocolate icing fortnight. Quite happily never see one again (well until next year). It's hard work trying to stop kids stirring the flour in !
    I'm thinking a seville orange cake on BBcwebiste
  13. We've spent the afternoon (hubby's work team are doing a 12 days of baking competition for who can make the nicest cakey/biscuitty stuff) doing a chocolate orange and pear traybake thing... considering he has so far to beat the guy who managed to muck up making rice crispy cakes...
  14. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    Sounds great fun and can I have the recipe for the traybake thing please.
  15. henriette

    henriette New commenter

    the little hard bits where the stalk used to be
    Yes, you boil them whole - make the house smell fab
    I've also made it with lemons (delish) limes (not nice) and oranges (good)
  16. Do you have to peel the clementines or pulp the whole fruit skin and all?

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