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    Christmas Cake ( With Blitzed Fruit)

    Christmas Cake ( With Blitzed Fruit). Photo by Wild Thyme Flour

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    3 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    3 hrs

    Wild Thyme Flour's Note:

    The secret in this recipe is that the brandy soaked fruits are blended making the cake more appealing for people who aren't so keen on fruit cakes. I start soaking the fruit a month ahead.

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    Serves: 16



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    1. 1
      Soak the fruits and chopped peel in a bowl and pour over the orange juice and brandy, beer and sherry.
    2. 2
      Mix well and store in a cool dark place, stiring every few weeks. the fruits are ready when soft and very plump.If tehy look dry add a splash or brandy or orange juice.
    3. 3
      Heat oven to 150°C grease a 20 cm round cake tin, about 8 cm deep. Line with a double layer of baking paper.
    4. 4
      Blitz the soaked friut in 4 batches, leaving the last batch only lightly to keep some texture in the cake.
    5. 5
      Mix in the flour,almonds and spices in a large bowl, add the lemon juice, zest and fruits then mix with your hands. It will be hard to mix, don't worry.
    6. 6
      Cream the butter with the sugar with an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy, then beat in the eggs, one at a time.Stir into the flour mixture, then add the nuts.
    7. 7
      Place in the prepared cake tin and bake1 1/2 hours then reduce heat to 140C and bake a further 2-3 hours, Checking with a skewer it should come out clean.
    8. 8
      Cool 5 minutes in tin then remove and cool on a wire rack.
    9. 9
      When cool wrap in grease proof paper and foil, 'feeding' it brandy every 2 weeks. The cake can be made 3 months ahead and kept like this until ready to ice.

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    Nutritional Facts for Christmas Cake ( With Blitzed Fruit)

    Serving Size: 1 (221 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 750.1
    Calories from Fat 294
    Total Fat 32.6 g
    Saturated Fat 10.0 g
    Cholesterol 109.5 mg
    Sodium 40.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 85.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.8 g
    Sugars 51.6 g
    Protein 12.1 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    candied citrus peel

    mixed spice

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