Soaking the Dry fruits in Alcohol is the first sign of welcoming Christmas.Have you soaked your dry fruits yet ?If not ,”better late than never”. If you want to enjoy your Christmas with Home made Christmas Cake just follow this recipe which is going to be in three part series. Soaking the Dry fruits, Making of Treacle and lastly the most awaited Christmas Cake Recipe.
How to soak dry fruits in alcohol?
The process may look laborious but worth to taste this Delectable moist spice infused alcohol soaked rich fruit and nut Christmas Cake. The first step to making this yummiest Cake among all is soaking the fruits. Traditionally dry fruits are soaked in Rum. I usually soak in Red wine and the outcome is same as soaked in Rum. Those want to avoid alcohol can soak in orange juice or boil and use for the cake.
Combination of dry fruits for soaking is individuals choice. I have used chopped Cranberries,Raisins,Black currant,Dates and Tutti Frutti . Red Wine is my choice to dunk the dry fruits. Some prefer soaking nuts with Dry fruits but I prefer to add before baking to have the crunchy feeling. Do try and let me know your feedback in comments.Lets jump to the step by step of soaking the Dry fruits for the Delicious Christmas Cake.
Preparation Time : 20 mins
Soaking Time : 40 days
Cranberries – 150 gms
Black currant – 150 gms
Rasins – 150 gms
Tutti Frutti – 150 +150 (Red and orange)
Dates (Deseeded) – 150 gms
Red wine – 2 cups
Get ready with all the ingredients. De seed Dates and chop into pieces. Chop cranberries into small pieces.
In a dry bowl add all the dry fruits as shown.
Add Red wine to the chopped dry fruits and mix with a dry wooden spoon.
In a clean dry ,air-tight glass jar fill the dry fruit mixture to half leaving half empty space. Do not fill up to the brim as the fruits soaks and occupies the empty space.
Seal the jar well and store in a cool ,dry place away from sunlight. Every 2 to 3 days,give the fruits a mix and if it is dry add 1/4 cup of wine and stir once again with a clean wooden spatula. Continue this process until you fix a date for to bake The Delicious Yummy Rich Fruit and Nut Christmas Cake. Hope you like the the soaking method! If so please try it out ,leave your comments and feedback to me. Thank you so much for stopping by the site!
Do try Homemade Treacle and Christmas Cake
Use only Clean Glass jar for soaking fruits.
Every 2 to 3 days stir the soaked fruits with a wooden spatula. Do not use metallic spoon.
If the fruits seems to be dry add 1/4 cup of wine and stir.
Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.