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Tea Time Treats for January 2013: The Round-Up with Citrus Delights!

Tea Time Treats for January 2013: The Round-Up with Citrus Delights!

Her Orange and Passion FruitCupcakes have a lightfruity and refreshing taste to them, and the inspiration for the cakes came to her during a recent shopping trip to a local farm shop,  when Angela spotted some home-made curds, and as soon as she saw the jar of passion fruit and orange,  she knew I wanted to use in these little cakes
Traditional Christmas Cake

Traditional Christmas Cake

Once it’s done, it should feel springy in the centre if lightly touched and a cake tester inserted into the centre comes out clean
Traditional Christmas Cake

Traditional Christmas Cake

Add in the eggs and mix together until light and frothy. Just let the fruit sit in the brandy for as long as you can Author
Apricot Mousse

Apricot Mousse

This mousse is as light as the air whipped into the egg whites, and smothered in chocolate shavings (a little heavy handed in the photo

Seasoned Pioneers’ spices conjours up happy memories of South Africa

The first is light, the second is air. Pronounced ba-boor-tea, the national dish of South Africa is a delicious mixture of curried meat and fruit with a creamy golden topping, not dissimilar to moussaka but without the aubergine and obviously using different spices
Delia's Classic Christmas Cake

Delia's Classic Christmas Cake

Next, using a large kitchen spoon, transfer the cake mixture into the prepared tin, spread it out evenly with the back of a spoon and, if you don't intend to ice the cake, lightly drop the whole blanched almonds in circles or squares all over the surface
Delia’s Classic Christmas Cake

Delia’s Classic Christmas Cake

It is cooked when the centre of the cake feels slightly springy to the touch. In another large mixing bowl, whisk the butter and sugar together until it’s light, pale and fluffy
Christmas cake time!

Christmas cake time!

Add the sugar, eggs, treacle (warm it in a pan of gently bubbling water to make it easier to measure) and butter and beat with a whisk until everything is smooth, light and fluffy
Old-Fashioned Cherry Cake

Old-Fashioned Cherry Cake

Another technique I know that is suppose to keep fruit, chocolate chips or any 'added' ingredient comes from Ina Garten - she recommends coating whatever it is you are adding in some flour
Mince Pie Cake

Mince Pie Cake

It contains no flour, giving it a beautifully light texture. I filled between the sponge with this luxury mincemeat, laced with port and packed with fruit
The Blueberry Muffin

The Blueberry Muffin

Using a wooded spoon and a light hand, pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix gently to combine
Christmas Pudding Sunday

Christmas Pudding Sunday

I am making my Christmas puddings slightly later than usual this year, mainly because we have been so busy I haven't had a day to devote to steaming Christmas puds