Reduce oven to 140c120c. Recipe notes this quantity makes one christmas cake.
Soak fruits before three months of christmas ie.
Soaking fruit for christmas cake non alcoholic. Heat oven to 160c140c fangas 3. 2 cups other dried fruit. If you decide to add candied peel reduce the quantity of glace cherries and replace that with the candied peel.
1 cup raisins and sultanas. The recipe turned out to be super delicious and best ever non alcoholic christmas cake recipe. Last week of november and bake the cake just one week before christmas ie.
2 cups soaking liquid alcohol rum cognacbrandy or wine or dark tea or fresh orange juice. 12 tablespoon orange zest. Some people add candied peel but i am really never keen on that however that is personal taste if you like it you can add some candied peel to the non alcoholic christmas fruit cake as well.
Do not soak the fruits in a plastic or steel or aluminium container as the alcohol tends. Method put your chosen dried fruit mixture into a large bowl with your choice of alcohol or tea. Third week of december and feed it with alcohol once only.
Soaking the dry fruits november 22 2015 by spiceinthecity. First second week of september and bake the cake five weeks before christmas ie. For a non alcoholic christmas fruit cake soak your fruits overnight.
Secondly soak fruits five weeks before christmas ie. The significant part of the preparation is the soaking of the fruits the longer the tastier. For folks who would have missed soaking nuts for 2 months and want to make the cake instantly they may boil the nuts in a mixture of honey and fresh orange juice till the juice reduces to half.
Butter and double line a deep cake tin 20cm round. Now if you want an alcohol free cake you can also instead use orange juice to soak the dry fruits but such a cake will not keep for as long and i would suggest making it only a couple of days before it is meant to be eaten. The sweetness of the fruits sourness from the liquid the crunchiness of the nuts.
Beat the butter sugar and vanilla until creamy then beat in the eggs one by one. Do not worry the cake will still delight everyone. This soaking is needed to help the dried fruits to rehydrate and become plump and soft otherwise the cake will be a little dry.
First only follow the traditional way. Last week of november and mature it by feeding alcohol once a week until christmas. Ingredients 1 cup black currants dried.
Making the perfect christmas cake part 1. Our answer nigellas traditional christmas cake recipe from nigella christmas warms the dried fruits in alcohol then leaves them to soak overnight. 12 tablespoon lemon zest.
Christmas fruit cake non alcoholic fruit cakes are made with dry fruits or chopped candied fruits soaked in an alcoholic liquid with nuts and spices. Can use any dry fruits you want dry pineapple apricots cranberries etc.