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Re: Happy Birthday, Judy! by peripatetically on 11 March 2009 5:13pm
 
The best jam I've had abroad was apricot jam from Austria and Hungary. Can't beat their apricots, that's for sure!
 
Re: Happy Birthday, Judy! by Lounge Trekker on 11 March 2009 6:52pm
 
Did you see Zak doing that sponge cake, Anne? I was just thinking of doing one and it has been a while...rolled with some kind of (Bavarian) creme and some kind of fruit compote or jam.

Baked Trekker
 
Re: Happy Birthday, Judy! by Spursfan on 11 March 2009 8:11pm
 
Yes I did - just a normal everyday common or garden Victoria Sandwich, Pete. :)

He's a trained chef - but of course that doesn't necessarily mean he's good in the cake department!! [There's a joke somewhere there, I'm sure of it hahahaha].

However this is beautifully light.

Yes I also like apricot jam, Pats - of course we always have some in because it goes on the Xmas cake before the marzipan!

I think my very favourite jam (and I haven't seen any in Turkey yet) is damson.

:)
 
Re: Happy Birthday, Judy! by Lounge Trekker on 11 March 2009 8:22pm
 
I was hoping to get a kernel of wisdom about sponge cakes. I'll have to stumble through it someday after reading a few dozen recipes online.

Lounge Confectioner
 
Re: Happy Birthday, Judy! by Spursfan on 11 March 2009 8:36pm
 
Sorry Pete

:(

However you are such a fantastic cook I'm sure it'll be delish!!

[Phew! Think I got out of that one ok!!]

;)

 
Re: Happy Birthday, Judy! by Chris14 on 11 March 2009 8:44pm
 
Yes, happy birthday to you, MrsThing, also on this forum!!! :-)
 
Re: Happy Birthday, Judy! by peripatetically on 11 March 2009 10:30pm
 
Oh, damson! When I was a little girl, we had a damson tree in our back yard. I used to climb it. Mom made preserves from the fruit several times, but not every year. We also had a quince tree and she made that too. But I didn't like it much. The damson was very special though. My brother and I used to collect those damson fruits in buckets and lug them to the kitchen door for Mom to cook. Heavy loads one tree produced.
 
Re: Happy Birthday, Judy! by Miss-M on 11 March 2009 10:58pm
 
Happy Birthday, Judy! Hope it was a great one! xxx
 
Re: Happy Birthday, Judy! by Spursfan on 12 March 2009 9:07am
 
We had all sorts of fruit trees/bushes in our garden when I was growing up - 2 or 3 types of eating apples, cooking apples, gooseberries, pears, 2 types of plum, blackcurrants, redcurrants, I think that's it. In the next door orchard were some damson trees and some of the fruit used to come over our hedge (hee hee).

Mum used to make fruit pies with most of the fruit, and as a teenager I would make jam with the damsons and the blackcurrants (not together hahaha).

The plums used to *cough* disappear apparently - I have told the tale on here before that my parents thought the plum trees (one was a Victoria) didn't bear fruit (the part of the garden where all the fruit trees grew was well out of sight of the house). I would go down the garden and have 3 or 4 at a time - I never knew my parents didn't know I (and my friends) were eating them !!

:)

Oh - and we also used to have a cherry tree - I used to climb that, Pats! Unfortunately it only used to produce the stone and skin, no flesh. :(
 
Re: Happy Birthday, Judy! by kazzzz on 12 March 2009 10:07am
 
Mmmmmmm spongey buttery raspberry cake!

I think conserve is nicer than jam, it's tastier. I love jam, apricot and raspberry are my faves, I also love lemon butter.
 
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