It is a wonderfully moist heavy fruit cake that we used to cover in marzipan and ice. All across the uk in cities and towns there are fireworks to celebrate the new year.
The word hogmanay comes from a kind of oat cake that was traditionally given to children on new years eve.
English christmas cake traditional. I glazed the cake with apricot jam and covered it in marzipan but he doesnt like the sugar in the traditional icing. Traditional british christmas cake recipe. A classic british christmas dinner is the highlight of the year.
The difference between raisins and sultanas is important to the christmas cake as each brings something different to the cake. This is a real traditional english christmas cake recipe that was passed down to me from my great aunt. No british holiday is complete without a classic christmas cake.
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. I decorated the cake with holly designs made of sprinkled green sugar placed a ring of blanched almonds around the edge and lightly dusted it all with white icing. Though this recipe may look complicated its actually quite approachable if you assemble and weigh all the ingredients and line the cake tin before you start.
Two of the most famous fireworks displays are in london along the river thames and in edinburgh at the hogmanay celebrations. The cake can be made as early as september and then fed at periods with a little more brandy to help mature the cake. Learn how to prepare english christmas cake.
In a large bowl mix all the fruits and chopped gin. We also gave it to first footers at new year. Be the first to review this recipe.
The rich dried fruits are marinated in brandy or sometimes rum and then mixed into a delicious rich heavily spiced cake. English cake fruit dessert bake christmas. In northern england the christmas cake is generally always served with a slice of cheese preferably wensleydale or a crumbly cheddar.
Every christmas celebration features a few standards. Throw a proper english celebration with these delightful recipes no matter where you live. While this horrified the family in england i did not ice it.
A british christmas would never be a real one without a classic british christmas cake. Traditional english christmas cake is made with rich moist currants sultanas golden raisins and raisins which have been soaked in rum. Go to main navigation epicurious.
Crackers filled with silly gifts a tray of dates bowls of nuts and oranges and of course the queens annual address. If mixed spice isnt available you can use pumpkin pie spice mix. The cake can be made at least two months before christmas for it to mature and to be fed with brandy earlier if youd like.