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    Joy of Celebration!

    Contest Alert! - Christmas Special 'Cake & Bake' Recipe Contest

    Joy of Celebration!

    Contest Alert! - Christmas Special 'Cake & Bake' Recipe Contest

    A little baking, a lot of icing, and a smiling time with your little oneand we have truly made something that is all love and fun.
    Christmas looks flavourless without any cookies or cakes. So, lets get into the festive spirit, and engage with our kids to bake a true Christmas delight
    Rules for the contest: 1) One entry per person. 2) If you have more pictures to share, kindly make a collage 3) It is deemed that participants are responsible for the pictures/content that they post. 4) ParentCircle may use the pictures for publishing purposes in the future at its discretion 5) The decision of judges stands final. Top entries win gift vouchers worth up to Rs. 5,000! The contest closes on 31st December 2020. ... more

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    Team ParentCircle Dec 31 2020

    Thank you everyone for sharing these yummy cakes and bakes pictures.

    The Contest stands Closed now!
    Watch out this space for Results :)

    A very Happy New Year 2021 to each one of you! :) :)

    Dyuthi Dec 31 2020

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    Udhvita.G 's Mom Dec 28 2020

    My Christmas cake overloaded wit chocolate n cookies

    rahul taneja Dec 27 2020

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    Prabha Dec 24 2020

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    SANTANU BOSE Dec 20 2020

    Charu Goyal Dec 19 2020

    Abhishek chauhan Dec 19 2020

    Ingredients
    1kg mixed dried fruit (use a mix of raisins, sultanas, currants, cherries, cranberries, prunes or figs)
    zest and juice 1 orange
    zest and juice 1 lemon
    150ml brandy, Sherry, whisky or rum, plus extra for feeding
    250g pack butter, softened
    200g light soft brown sugar
    175g plain flour
    100g ground almond
    tsp baking powder
    2 tsp mixed spice
    1 tsp ground cinnamon
    tsp ground cloves
    100g flaked almonds
    4 large eggs
    1 tsp vanilla extractMethod
    STEP 1
    Put 1kg mixed dried fruit, the zest and juice of 1 orange and 1 lemon, 150ml brandy or other alcohol, 250g softened butter and 200g light, soft brown sugar in a large pan set over a medium heat.

    STEP 2
    Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 5 mins. Tip the fruit mixture into a large bowl and leave to cool for 30 mins.

    STEP 3
    Heat oven to 150C/130C fan/gas 2. Line a deep 20cm cake tin with a double layer of baking parchment, then wrap a double layer of newspaper around the outside tie with string to secure.

    STEP 4
    Add 175g plain flour, 100g ground almonds, tsp baking powder, 2 tsp mixed spice, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, tsp ground cloves, 100g flaked almonds, 4 large eggs and 1 tsp vanilla extract to the fruit mixture and stir well, making sure there are no pockets of flour.STEP 5
    Tip into your prepared tin, level the top with a spatula and bake in the centre of the oven for 2 hrs.

    STEP 6
    Remove the cake from the oven, poke holes in it with a skewer and spoon over 2 tbsp of your chosen alcohol. Leave the cake to cool completely in the tin.

    STEP 7
    To store, peel off the baking parchment, then wrap well in cling film. Feed the cake with 1-2 tbsp alcohol every fortnight, until you ice it.

    STEP 8
    Dont feed the cake for the final week to give the surface a chance to dry before icing.

    Yamini Dec 17 2020

    Ameeta Sharma Dec 16 2020

    @Ameeta Sharma Right....Side effects of the Lockdown