I made Delia's classic christmas cake and cooked it exactly as the recipe said, even using an oven thermometer. I took it out after 4 hrs and it was cooked however when removed from the tin the outside of the cake feels very dry. Any tips on how to avoid this if I try again or anything I can do to make it acceptable to use.
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Help! I am making my sons wedding cake and having a difficult time trying to find out the ingredients for a 12 inch/30 cm fruit cake that I can make now and keep until April to mature. I can find 11 inch but not 12. Can you help me with ingredient quantities and how long to cook for.
I don't have a hob and wondered if I can cook Delia's Christmas pudding the microwave? If so how should I pack it and for how long?
Last weekend I started to make Delia's homemade Christmas mincemeat as I do every year. I put all the ingredients together on Saturday evening (4 Nov) and put the covered bowl in the fridge so that I could continue the recipe the next day. However, the next morning, I was called away for a family emergency. I've just arrived home (10am 8 Nov) and am wondering if I can still proceed with the recipe (as the ingredients have been in the fridge all this time) or whether I should throw them away and start again.
scaling up preserves
i have made several of the preserves very successfully but when i scale up say 3 times for strawberry preserve following the recipe I have to boil so long to get the preserve to set the majority of the strawberries dissolve.
are there any rules for scaling up?
I just want to say thanks Delia, I have just finished steaming your recipe for Christmas pudding which i have been making for I don't know how long, and your wonderful mincemeat, I am always asked by friends and family who spend Christmas with me, are you going to be making Delia's Christmas Pudding this year and the answer is always yes. It's just simple the best pudding and mincemeat ever.