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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
Cakes & Bakes: St Stephen’s pudding

Cakes & Bakes: St Stephen’s pudding

There’s no soaking of fruit in alcohol overnight or resting it before steaming. When I prepared it, I followed Delia’srecipe to the letter
Spiced Apple Muffin Cake

Spiced Apple Muffin Cake

You will end up with a dense, heavy cake, whereas it should be quite light (despite the apple pieces)
Sour Cherry Cake

Sour Cherry Cake

They can be found preserved in light syrup instead. Sour cherries are one of my favorite fruit. Claudia Davis Recipe Source
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
Cream tea anyone?

Cream tea anyone?

I have been baking recipes for years from this  book. I use them a lot more at Xmas time, Nigella's Xmas being a fave,and you can always rely on Delia
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
Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake

Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake

The type of modern cheesecake that has an uncooked, cream-cheese filling on a cookie-crumb base is an American invention that differs greatly from English cheesecakes, which traditionally include dried fruits and spices and are baked in the oven

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

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