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Christmas Cake

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Lenny3, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Lenny3

    Lenny3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, just wondering if anyone had a good low carb reciepe for a fruit christmas cake? I know its quite early, but i usually make mine about oct then feed it brandy till christmas. So thought i might need to do I trial before I make the final one.

    Thanks
     
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    tree-peony · Well-Known Member

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    dried fruit is so high in carbs that I can't think this could be possible? Maybe I'm wrong tho!
     
  3. smidge

    smidge LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Lenny,

    There are plenty of recipes to make a decent low-carb cake, but the dried fruit is very difficult. I think dried cranberries and apricots might be a bit better, but really, dried fruit is hgh in sugar will make the cake high carb. I think you might have to think laterally on this one and maybe have a fresh berry cake or something instead.

    Sorry, that's not much help - maybe WhitbyJet will be along in a while with a good idea!

    Smidge
     
  4. WhitbyJet

    WhitbyJet · Well-Known Member

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    Lenny, I have a recipe for you, check your PM
     
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    tree-peony · Well-Known Member

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    hanadr · Expert

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    WJ
    I'd love a copy of that recipe too
    Hana
     
  7. WhitbyJet

    WhitbyJet · Well-Known Member

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    Check your PM :)
     
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    dazzer1975 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    and me please if its ok?
     
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    Ann19 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Could I have a copy of it too please?

    Thanks
    Ann
     
  10. dazzer1975

    dazzer1975 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    many thanks for this, looks gorgeous mmmmmmm lol
     
  11. angua

    angua · Well-Known Member

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    and me too please WJ :clap:
     
  12. tree-peony

    tree-peony · Well-Known Member

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    could you post it here WJ?

    (thinks ~ I haven't made real Xmas cake for donkeys years anyway!!)
     
  13. WhitbyJet

    WhitbyJet · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I am not posting the recipe in the open forum, I dont want to be awkward but this recipe was devised between myself and my mother in law, lots of trial and error gone into it until we got a good result, we shared the recipe with many, my mother in laws friend posted it on an American forum and promptly was landed with a law suit, still ongoing issue!!
    Some clot reckons the recipe is copyrighted and was stolen from him, he is about to bring out a cookery book. Its rubbish, absolute rubbish of course, and in any case how many of us cook something really nice and then pass on the recipe to friends and family??
    Happy to send out the recipe via PM to anyone who wants it.
     
  14. Lenny3

    Lenny3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very Much WJ, I shall start gathering the ingredients for a trial run.
     
  15. WhitbyJet

    WhitbyJet · Well-Known Member

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    Lenny adapt the recipe to your own liking, eg if you dont want to add rum, use a mixture of more syrup and tea or play around with the spices or fruit content, double quantities for a bigger cake, etc
    I decorate with marzipan, top it with nuts and gold dust over to make it look festive.
     
  16. TUI

    TUI · Well-Known Member

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    Can I have it please
     
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    SweetHeart · Well-Known Member

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    May I have a copy too, WJ? I'd love to surprise MH with the cake he doesn't think he can have this year!

    Ju
     
  18. sue32

    sue32 · Well-Known Member

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    Any chance of a copy? Pretty please? I live alone now, and I love Christmas cake, but buying one is really a no go for me!!
     
  19. Lemonie

    Lemonie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Could I have it as well please :clap:
     
  20. WhitbyJet

    WhitbyJet · Well-Known Member

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    Sent it :)
     
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