I've just made my Christmas cake...
Much the same recipe as last year with a few variations.
It's a bit like a 'Cathedral' cake.
The light shines through it.
This is the recipe...
But I changed the fruit. I had a lot of mixed dried fruit...
Raisins, currants, sultanas and peel that I wanted to use up.
So I soaked it in a cup of brandy for eight weeks... Yes eight weeks...
The smell was divine.
I added dried pineapple pieces and dried
New Zealand apricots into the other
fruit and soaked that overnight.
Next day I added the cherries and nuts
Here's the final mix... Lots of fruit and nuts... More than the recipe says...
But that doesn't matter.
My cooking is always a little 'creative'.
And into the oven. 150 deg C for 2 hours.
The front cake is in a flexibe silicone container...
I didn't line it like the other two metal tins.
The silicone is supposed to be non-stick... And it was.