Merry Christmas all of you..
Christmas is best when love is all around you. So make every moment of the Holiday, a wonderful time by spending it with loved ones. Take a nap from regular life style, spend as much time with friends and family as possible.
Make them feel happy and special , make something very special for them. Baking can’t be stopped when Christmas in on peak. Make cakes, desserts, cookies and give your friends as a Gift.
Fruit cake can’t be avoided when it’s the time to welcome Santa . There is a lot of variety of fruit cake available in markets. But making own at home has its own pleasure. I always scared to try Christmas fruit cake. I have tried 3 times before this one and the result was horrible. But this time I decided not to soak any dry fruits before. Instead I ll do something which can be prepared instantly.
Last minute rush for making Christmas cake??? Worry not, we still can prepare a classic, non alcoholic Christmas fruit cake. Let’s prepare this without delaying more.
Christmas Fruit cake
Chop all the fruits and nuts
Boil the fruit & nuts with 1 cup of water for 5 minutes.
Rest it for 15 minutes till the mixture completely cool down.
Preheat the oven at 160c for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, line two 8” loaf with parchment paper.
Sieve all purpose flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and spices for 3 to 4 times.
Cream butter and brown sugar in medium speed till the mixture seems creamy.
Add essence and eggs one by one.
Add sifted dry ingredients in 3 parts and mix well but don’t over beat.
Add boiled fruits along with water (if left).
Transfer it to greased mold and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.
cool the cake for 20 minutes. demold and enjoy !!!
- In dried fruit and nut mix you can use cashew nuts, tutti frutti, cherry, golden raisins, dark raisins, walnut, almonds, dates, dried strawberry/cranberry/ apricots/ kiwi/pineapple/blueberries etc.
- instead of all spice powder you can use 6 cloves, 1/4th of nutmeg, 6 green cardamoms, 1/2" dried ginger, 1" cinnamon, grind this and make powder.