Sunday, 30 September 2012

My first Christmas cake of 2012

Yes, I too have made my first Christmas cake of 2012.
Coles and Woolworths have had Christmas stock on display for about three weeks now, so I got stuck into things.
My recipe is a family secret but I will list the ingredients. It is based on 6 eggs. The cake is liberally sprinkled (frequently) with alcohol to enhance its keeping qualities, especially important in this climate.

          mixed fruit
          brown sugar
          malt extract
          vanilla essence
          self-raising flour
          plain flour
          mixed spices

Soak the fruit for a few days.

I used too high a heat for the oven at the beginning.
Use the lowest heat possible. Plan for at least 3 hours.

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