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I would like to make the LIGHT GLACE FRUIT CAKE from my well-thumbed "Delia Smith's Christmas" for my son's 50th birthday in June. I shall have to double the quantity to serve the number of guests. I have a tin which measures 12" x 9" x 2" (sorry, I've never learnt to cook in metric!). I would be grateful if you could please tell me whether the double quantity would fit in the tin, and what the cooking temperature would be. Many thanks - I really would appreciate your help.
Last week I made Delia's Dark Chunky Marmalade, using Seville oranges that had been frozen for several months (I therefore used 1.7kg fruit instead of 1.35kg). I have used this recipe before and it worked perfectly, cooking in stage 2 taking around 3
But this time the setting temperature of 105˚C was reached within 10 minutes of reaching a gentle simmer (checked with 2 thermometers). I continued cooking for 2.5 hours more. The result is delicious, but only just usable because of its consistency.