Dont forget to feed the cake with brandy every week before christmas to ensure a rich and luxurious finish. Typically the fruit is soaked in alcohol most commonly brandy overnight before baking then wrapped into a fragrant baking paper parcel and left to mature for at least a month.
Traditional english christmas cakes are made with rich moist currants sultanas golden raisins and raisins which have been soaked in rum.
British christmas cake. No british holiday celebration is complete without this brandied fruit cake a classic british christmas cake. Cream the butter and sugar. Feed the cake with 1 2 tbsp alcohol every fortnight until you ice it.
12 level teaspoon ground. Cream the butter in a separate bowl and gradually beat in the sugar until light and fluffy. A british christmas would never be a real one without a classic british christmas cake.
34 cup110 g mixed candied peel finely chopped. 3 13 cups300 g plain flour. The cake can be made as early as september and then fed at periods with a little more brandy to help mature the cake.
Add the treacle and fold. 1 12 cups225 g golden raisinssultanas. Bake in the centre of the preheated oven for 4 4 hours or until the cake feels firm to the touch and is a rich golden brown.
Line it with greased greaseproof paper. Line the cake tin. Check after 2 hours and if the cake is a perfect color cover with.
Baked with molasses farm fresh eggs butter soft brown sugar flour and spices to an old recipe that has been in the family for over 100 years. Remove the cake from the oven poke holes in it with a skewer and spoon over 2 tbsp of your chosen alcohol. Using a stand or hand mixer cream together.
To store peel off the baking parchment then wrap well in cling film. 1 12 cups225 g raisins. Karen burns booths christmas cake recipe is a true classic and sublimely easy to make.
As the tradition goes just after the stroke of midnight on the 31st of december a piece of christmas cake cheese a slice of rice loaf and a glass of sherry would be offered to that tall dark and handsome stranger who would be the bearer of luck for the coming new year. 1 cup glace cherries halved. A fun christmas joke.
12 level teaspoon mixed spice. The traditional british christmas cake is a rich dense fruit cake made with dried fruit and treacle. The rich dried fruits are marinated in brandy or sometimes rum and then mixed into a delicious rich heavily spiced cake.
Ingredients 3 12 cups525 g currants. Leave the cake to cool completely in the tin. Line a 9 inch cake tin with two layers of parchment or greaseproof paper.
Directions grease a 8 inch square cake tin. Sift the flour and spices together into a large mixing bowl and stir in the grated lemon rind. With only just under six weeks to go until the big day thats christmas day now is the time to.