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Well, I finally made one last weekend, and I have a question - Im not known for my culinary skills, and wondered how often I should be 'feeding' it.
It seems if its more than thrice (thats old speak for three times!) I will need more whisky - its amazing how quickly the cake soaks up a glass!
(run out of brandy, hence the whisky...doesnt matter, does it? )

Looking forward to some guidance.....!!!
 

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How many mls have you fed so far?
 

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I dunno - a tumbler full.
How many mls should it be? (...tending to suspect may have overdone it...!)
 

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I am no expert but my mum used to make about half a dozen holes with a meat skewer and pour about a total of 4 teaspoonfulls in total (20mls).

I prefer the sound of your cake:cheers2:
 

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Ooops!! O dear!! Ha ha ha ha!!

...well, I did the hole/skewer thing right!! Its got 2 TUMBLERS full of whisky added to it so far, in less than a week - I presume, Im doing well so far?! :p
 

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What a cake,brilliant,take it down the local pub,sell like hotcake.don't light candles on top.kabooom
 

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What ARE you trying to say? ;)

My learned colleague who sits opposite me, has just informed me it might be a touch too much alcohol - but I dont want it going mouldy, do I?
 

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Mouldy ?
At this rate its going to go Nuclear.

Must dash I have the Dentist to attend(Not my best form of entertainment)..
 

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Don't think there will be any mold probs,you got that sorted,I may be round your place xmas, for a small sherry and slice of cake.
 

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...dont have any sherry glasses, it will have to be served in the same glass that im measuring the whisky out in! Ha ha ha!!!!
 

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At least you sound like you have real fun cooking,does not matter as long as your happy. 1/2 pint of xmas cake please.
 

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Hi

Related but slightly off topic, why can't you buy christmas pudding in the summer, I mean you can get mince pies year round. I buy loads in the sales, so I have a few to have now and then. I am well known for eating puddings! Go to a pub, eat no starters ore main courses, just eat puddings. :)

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...well, I suppose you could always make them yourself, then you'd have a never ending supply!
But, to me, it looks far too faffy - not as simple as baking a cake.
 

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Hi

Me cook :D, I think in the long run it would be cheaper to pay Gordon Ramsey to cook them for me. don't ask, just believe me on this one, the kitchen is a no go area for me, bar beans on toast!

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...then i would suggest you stick to your current plan - buy 'em all up after Xmas, and scoff throughout the year!! Ha ha ha!!

ps I had to feed the cake again yesterday, but I wrapped it in foil after...
 
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You can usually buy short dated Christmas puddings around or just after the big day, much reduced in price. A Chrismas Pudding should keep for easily 6 months despite the sell by date, so buy a few up when you see them if you like them so much. :) (I love them)
 

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I like them uncooked cold with a cup of tea :blush5:

Widdershins you fed the cake again! Have you tried standing a hygrometer in it?
 

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