For special occasion Anniversary Fare Products are needed to make the occasion special for the whole family.
It is always goood to have recipes available for all kinds of occasions when for various reason it is not possible to buy the product required.
Also making the item yourself will give you the of accomplishment and pride to have produced the item.
- 16 0zs currants
- 8 ozs raisins
- 16 ozs sultanas.
- 6 ozs mixed peel.
- 4 ozs glace cherries.
- 4 ozs shelled almonds.
- 10 ozs butter or margarine.
- 10 ozs castor sugar.
- 12 ozs flour.
- 6-8 eggs.
- Pinch of salt.
- 2 teaseoons mixed spice.
- Grated rind of a lemon.
- Lemon Juice.
- Some milk.
Pour boiling water over the almonds to remove the skins, then chop them, the mixed peel and the glace cherries. Thoroughly clean the fruit,
Mix the fat to make it soft, not runny, with the sugar until soft and light.
Add the eggs one at time and beat lightly between each addition. The mixture should be light and fluffy the sieve the fruit and add to the mixture. Fold gradually and continually adding the fruit. Add a little amount of milk and some lemon juice.
The mixture shouldered up as a stiff dropping consistency into a lined cake tin, round or square, about a 9 inch size.
Set the oven at temperature 300 degrees F and bake for 2 hours, reduce the temperature to 275 degrees F , contuse to bake for 4.5 t0 5 hours in total, the cake should be sufficiently brown. Then cover with a double sheet of greaseproof paper.
Decorating for the occasion.
MARZIPAN, ROLL , Pack of 3
Ready to apply
If you wish the following video will show how to make your own Marzipan.
Having covered the area of the cake that will be covered with Icing sugar, it is now to make the icing sugar powder from granulated sugar.
1 Lb Icing sugar.
1 Egg white.
The following videao to produce Royal Icing:
Covering you Cake with Marzipan and Icing
The folowing Video gives instructions on putting Mazipan and Icing on your cake:
Christmass Pudding – One of the typical Anniversary Fare Products
The sweets are a delight for all the family
But a home made Christmass Pudding is a sight to enjoy when lit up with Brandy,
Making your own Christmass pudding is a nice way to complete your Christmas dinner with pride. It can be made well in advance and will keep for ages and so only require warming through. This can be done in a Microwave.
- 1lb. Mixed Fruit.
- 5oz Dates, chopped,
- 1 Lemon Zest, grated
- 1 Orange Zest, grated
- 1 cup of Dark Ale or Stout
- 2 Tablespoons of Molasses or Black Treacle.
- A good slug of Brandy.
- 3.5 oz Soft Dark Brown Sugar.
- 3.5 oz Breadcrumbs.
- 3.5 oz Suet.
- 2oz of All purpose Flour.
- 1 teaspoon of Ground Nutmeg.
- 1 teaspoon of Ground Ginger.
- 1 teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon.
- 1/2 a teaspoon of Ground Cloves.
- 2 Tablespoons of Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder.
- 1 Granny Smith or Bramley Apple, grated.
- 2 Eggs.
The following Video shows the method of preparing and cooking the Pudding.
Robertsons Traditional Mincemeat
Jars of Mincemeat can be purchased in most department stores, it would be nice that you can boast that you have made it yourself. Then get the praise of your friends and family that it was and excellent product.
- 2 pounds of dried fruit comprising of the following:
- 7 ounces Dried Cherries.
- 7 ounces Sultanas.
- 7 ounces Currants.
- 7 ounces Cranberries.
- 7 ounces Soft Figs.
- 3.5 ounces Dried Apricots.
- 3.5 ounces Crystallised Ginger.
- 3.5 ounces Slithered Almonds.
- 4.5 ounces Suet.
- 9 ounces Soft Brown Sugar.
- Zest and Juice of 2 Fresh Oranges.
- Zest and Juice of 2 Fresh Lemons.
- 3 Granny Smith Apples cored and sliced with the skin on.
- !.5 Teaspoons of Powdwewd Ginger.
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon Powder.
- 0.5 Teaspoon of Clove.
- 1 Teaspoon of Nutmeg.
- 4 Teaspoons of your preferred mixed spices.
- 4 Teaspoons of Brandy (to be added after cooking).
The following is a Video of the mixing and cooking procedure.
This will produce more than you will need but put into sealed jars will keep for a long time.
Short Crust Pastry
- 9 ounces plain four.
- 4.5 ounces chilled butter.
- Some milk.
The folllowing Video gives directions of preparations:
Put in the Fridge Ready For making Mince Pies.
Walkers Shortbread Mince Pies, 13.1-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6)
If you have a large family and would require a larger amount of pies making your own could be the answer to your problem. Take the plunge and show your family and friends that you are the perfect hoast.
Short Crust Pastry.
The Video gives the method of prparation and Cooking method.
Anniversary Fare Products -Review
The above review I am sure has given you plenty of information and assistance in considering something to do for festivities now and in the future. The Videos are from proffestionals so they make it look simple and easy, all you need is the belief and courage to have a go. I am sure that you will surprise yourself having accomplished just one success. Good luck!!