Santa Claus, Jingle bells, Mistletoe, Carols, and a Christmas Cake

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Santa Claus, Jingle bells, Mistletoe, Carols, and a Christmas Cake

Christmas, a sacred day, a religious holiday, rejoicing the birth of Jesus Christ.

Santa Claus, Jingle bells, Mistletoe, Carols, and a Christmas Cake

A day celebrated with much gaiety worldwide. Santa Claus grants you your secret desire, Carols are sung, churches are visited by all in their finery, gifts are exchanged.  And of course, a Christmas Cake is baked.

CHRISTMAS CAKE:

by Chef Vikas Bagul

Flour                                500gm

Butter                               500gm

Brown sugar                      300gm

Eggs                                  500gm

Almonds powder                  100gm

Baking powder                     4gm

Cinnamon powder                pinch

Clove powder                       pinch

Mace powder                        pinch

Molasses                              10gm

Vanilla essence                      5ml

Cross & Blackwell browning    200ml

Raisins                                  300gm

Dry prunes                            200gm

Currants                                300gm

Mixed peels                            50gm

Glacee cherries                      100gm

Dry apricots                           50gm

Rum                                     200ml

Cake wine                             200ml

Strong beer                           400ml

Ginger wine                            200ml

Condensed milk                      50gm

Orange zest                            2 no

METHOD

  • Coarsely mince fruits, add liquids and rest for 2 weeks to mature.
  • Cream butter and sugar until creamy, then add eggs gradually, essence and zest.
  • Mix to the flour, almonds powder, and spices, then add to the butter mixture, then browning, molasses, and condensed milk, lightly mix to a smooth mixture.Add the mix fruits to butter mix.Pour mix into greased baking tins.
  • Bake at 135-165 C for 4-6 hrs depending on size.Cool down for 5 mins, then pour extra brandy&rum over the cake.
  • To store, wrap in paper, cling film, then silver foil.Turn cake daily so that the alcohol does not drain to the bottom of the cake.

Lets Enjoy Party with Santa Claus, Jingle bells, Mistletoe, Carols, Christmas Cake

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