we are at X and two more days on the challenge…after that a week’s rest for me.
So what do we have for X? What do you first get in your mind when you hear the letter
X? I of course get X- Mas so I have a X-Mas cake recipe. It is one my favorite
cakes and is a super recipe. I really love old fashioned fruit cakes where you
indulge in cake mixing for days. That’s the idea to bring the festivity and
magic of the time in your foods. I made this cake last year for Christmas but
had not posted on blog so far. May be I was just waiting for this time. [Thank
god I didn’t otherwise I don’t what I would do today!]
it’s a little elaborate process so read closely.
dry fruit mixing
apricot – 6-7
– ¼ cup
– ¼ cup
cherries – ¼ cup
– ¼ cup (halved/sliced)
– ¼ cup
– ¼ cup
– ½ cup
purpose flour – 2 ½ cup
– 200 ml
pod – 2
– 100 g
– 1 cup
Egg – 4 whole
powder – ½ teaspoon
– a pinch
powder – 2 tablespoon
of 1 Lemon & 1 Orange
Let's get started
the fruit mixing
all the dry fruits in rum and whiskey in a bowl and leave it in the fridge for
two days you can see all the liquor is soaked within the dry fruits. (you can
enjoy some just like that – we had some before we actually baked the cake J )
milk in a pan, scrape the pulp of the vanilla pods and infuse in the milk for
15-20 mins. Remove from heat and let it cool
the infused dry fruits in small bits and pieces
a mixing bowl sift flour, baking powder and salt and mix
a separate mixing bowl cream butter and sugar and add eggs
off the vanilla beans from the milk and pour the milk over the eggs.
sure milk is cool or else you will scramble the eggs
Add the lime & orange zest
flour mix at a time
the infused and chopped dry fruits in the cake batter.
a cake tray with greased baking paper
the batter in the mould and leave it for 5 minutes
it in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees C for 40 minutes.
should be cooked slowly in low heat.
out and let it cool.
can now do a lot of things – you can have fondants on top, a marzipan cover on
top or simply dust some icing sugar before serving and enjoying a wonderful Christmas
I feel hungry already J
hope you guys like it and will do it next Christmas or can do it anytime
the next time good night
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