Bars and brownies Chocolate Christmas baking

Rum and raisin brownies

“Fifteen men on the Dead Man’s Chest ……Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest …..Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”- Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island.  Trying and testing christmas fruit cakes means that there is plenty of rum lying around! I know that excess of liquor is never a …

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Cakes Christmas baking

Quick fruit cake (boiled fruit cake)!

“Oh, these people’s minds work in strange ways, Petunia, they’re not like you and me,” said Uncle Vernon, trying to knock in a nail with the piece of fruitcake Aunt Petunia had just brought him.” – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  I haven’t really made fruit cakes until now. And not because I was worried my …

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