Thursday, December 4, 2014

Its beginning to look a lot like...

CHRISTMAS!!

If you are a Christmas cake or pudding baker, you would realise all of a sudden that its time to get your fruit soaking.

When Em & I had the catering business, this item was a fave of a couple of our clients - I used to make mini loaf sized ones. Now I usually do a big one as well as the smaller ones (usually baked now in a muffin tin) as the boys like to take them to school. The good thing is that the booze you soak it in cooks off when baking. The muffin sized ones are also great to take to people's houses..just sprinkle with a little icing sugar and they look fab.

I have a Christmas cake recipe that I have used for years now - I pulled it out of a magazine in 1999 and haven't looked back.

Until this week that is. When I discovered that I can't find it. NOOOOOO. Recipe LOST. PANIC!

Now I am on the hunt for a recipe that is the same.

I've got my fruit soaking already.... 1.5kg of generic mixed fruit plus about 3 packets of glace cherries. All in a bowl and mixed with about 1.5 cups of booze. Whatever spirit that takes your fancy. Brandy, port, rum. This year Ive used a mix of caramel vodka and Drambuie. Let sit for a few days to macerate stirring every day or so.

Now to find a recipe to cook it! Watch this space...

Do you have a recipe I could use?

xSal


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