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Brandied Fruit Cake


This is a christmas cake , a fruit cake consisting of candied peels, cherries , tutti frutti , raisins and currants. These dry fruits are soaked in brandy .



Ingredients

1/2 cup candied peels

1/2 cup cherries

1/2 cup Tuttifrutti

1/2 cup raisins

1/2cup currants

1&1/2 cup brandy

Soak all the above dried fruits in brandy for 3 days


Ingredients

1 cup chopped cashewnuts

250 gms soft unsalted butter

250 gms plain flour

250 gms sugar

3 eggs

Separate the yolks from the whites.

Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt to stiff.

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp sodabicarb

Sift the flour , baking powder,soda bicarbonate together

Strain the dried fruits keeping the brandy liquid mixture aside to use later



Method

Cream the butter and sugar together. Then add the yolks one at a time and keep mixing using an electric hand mixer. Add 4 to 6 tablespoons of the reserved brandy the mixture and mix in a tbsp at a time the flour mix. Once done at the stiff egg whites and fold well . Lastly add the strained dried fruits and chopped cashewnuts and fold well .

Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees till done approximately 1and half hour in an 8 inch round baking dish.

Once cooled poke the cake with a fork or toothpick. Brush the cake with remaining reserved brandy.

Dress the cake with fondant if u like or drizzle with a glaze

For glaze

Icing sugar and Luke water to make a consistency enough to drizzle on the cake
















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