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Old 13-12-2012, 14:15   #1
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Traditional Christmas Foods

What traditional foods do you make on board for the holidays and what shortcuts have you discovered? My mother made wonderful plum pudding but I don't think it had any plums in it. Her hard sauce was to die for.
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Old 13-12-2012, 21:08   #2
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Re: Traditional Christmas Foods

Shortbread is pretty straightforward, and it does better than most using Splenda if you are watching the calorie intake.

Of course, it is only issued in the cockpit as it is too crumb-prone for the saloon, as are chips of any sort...out into the element with them!

I don't have a recipe to hand, but I can offer a tip: Splenda is very fine, and you should close all hatches before you mix it into the flour as even a light breeze through the boat will send it airborne.
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Old 13-12-2012, 22:50   #3
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Re: Traditional Christmas Foods

Connie is doing her Punkin pies, and her Mince pies!! She makes them no matter where we are ashore, or at sea!! we cook back our own punkin from Holloween, for the pies and the Mince meat is made from deer necks from my hunting here in Louisiana! Yumm both recipes are from my grandmother, and Im 74 yrs old LOL so they are sorta old timey! but taste so good !!
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I bake a rich fruit Christmas cake every year in October and then feed it a weekly tablespoon of brandy for two months. I made the marzipan and covered the cake yesterday, now it just needs to dry for a week before the icing goes on.

The Christmas pudding (plum pudding?) gets made at the same time and then sits in a cool dark place to mature until Christmas day - yum!
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Re: Traditional Christmas Foods

plum puddings need to be made 1-2 years beforehand to be at their best - were currently opening one 3 years old, yum..

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Old 14-12-2012, 05:33   #6
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I bake a rich fruit Christmas cake every year in October and then feed it a weekly tablespoon of brandy for two months. I made the marzipan and covered the cake yesterday, now it just needs to dry for a week before the icing goes on.
Did you manage to keep it away from the cats this year LOL?
Save a slice for us . We have just anchored a nm to the north of you. Look forward to catching up!
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Re: Traditional Christmas Foods

Gotta have After Eights. And how difficult are they to store on a boat.

Well, very for me. I'm sure that any box of After Eights bought before Christmas Eve doesn't stand a chance of making it till Xmas!!!
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Did you manage to keep it away from the cats this year LOL?
Save a slice for us . We have just anchored a nm to the north of you. Look forward to catching up!
The cats are banned from the workshop! We'll definitely save you a slice but you'll have to wait 'til Christmas!
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