Last Updated: 19/12/03

 

Here's the photo-diary of our attempt to make a real Christmas cake in Japan...well...here goes...

 

(By the way, I haven't made these pictures so you can get larger versions of them...don't think you really want them...but if you think otherwise, let me know on the bulletin board!)


 

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Look at the recipe...

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...no alcohol ?!

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Get the ingredients together...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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...bring out the alcohol anyway...

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...hehehehe

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Get Tom working hard!

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Soak the fruit in the alcohol

 

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Add the nuts, bicarbonate of soda, milk, butter, sugar

and simmer for five minutes

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Cool the mixture to room temperature

 

 

 

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mmmmmm....

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Add eggs and flour, and stir

(Tom gets ready to throw it all over me)

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I have a go

(preparing to chuck it back)

 

 

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Next problem - check out the size of the oven...

(that's the toaster on top, by the way)

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Hmmm....

...but after much pushing and shoving, we fit it in

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And after 2 hours and 10 minutes...

...yum!

 

 

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Tom looks happy at the prospect of cake...

 

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....but what did we do to the toaster!

(the feet have melted...oops)

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After leaving it to cool for 24 hours, it's time to

ice it!

 

 

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mmm....spread icing everywhere!

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Delly concentrating hard at spreading icing 

everywhere

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Pipe a bit of decoration on

 

 

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After spreading a few sprinkly things and having 

a go with a "Choco-pen"

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Adding the finishing touches

 

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Nearly done...

 

 


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FINISHED!

Next: mince pies 

 

 

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