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Christmas Recipe

Christmas Cake


Ingredients
  • 125g Dried Apricot
  • 125g Raisins
  • 125g Mixed Dried Peel
  • 125g Currants
  • 125g stoned Prunes
  • 125g stoned Dates
  • 2 tablespoons Brandy with Orange Juice to make 1 cup
  • 500g Mashed Pumpkin

  • 1/2 cup concentrated Apple Juice
  • 3 cups Self Raising Flour
  • 1 cup Plain Wholemeal Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Mixed Spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 6 Egg Whites
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
Glaze
  • 1 cup of Water
  • 1 tablespoon Apple Juice Concentrate

  • 1 tablespoon Brandy
  • 1 tablespoon Agar
 

You will need
A sharp knife and cutting board, a mixing bowl, a sifter, a beater and a 21 cm X 8 cm square cake tin

 

Directions

  • Chop the fruit
  • Soak in the brandy and orange juice overnight
  • Steam and mash the pumpkin
  • add the pumpkin and apple juice to the fruit and mix well
  • Sift the flour, cinnamon, mixed spice and nutmeg and mix.
  • Fold dry mix into the fruit in three lots
  • Beat egg whites until stiff
  • Fold egg through the mixture and add vanilla

  • Fully line cake tin, spoon in mixture and smooth
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 160c for 2 1/2 to 3 hours
glaze
  • Place glaze ingredients in a saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer for 2 minutes
  • Add 1 cup of dried fruit and nuts to the hot glaze
  • Position the solids on the cake then brush over the rest of the glaze


     

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