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  • Wednesday, January, 2019| Today's Market | Current Time: 03:40:25
  • Along with sound of jingle bells and sight of twinkling lights comes the aroma of the rich and flavourful plum cake every Christmas season.

    Here is a recipe to satisfy your craving this winter, brought to you by BEEKAYS’.

    You will need –

    1. Flour -200g
    2. Sugar-200g
    3. Butter-200g
    4. Eggs-200g/ 4 Nos.
    5. Baking powder – 2g
    6. Mixed Fruit Jam – 25g
    7. Rum Essence/Rum – 5 g
    8. Garam Masala/Spice Mix – 2g
    9. Dried Fruits and Nuts of your choice-25-50g
    10. Almond, lemon and orange essence-2 g each
    11. Mixed fruits – 400g

     

    For best results, select dried fruits and nuts of your choice – tutty fruity, dried black grapes, dates, berries, cherries, almonds, cashew, walnuts, etc, in equal quantities. Marinate them in a mixture of mixed fruit jam, rum essence, spice mix and store in a closed jar forat least 15 days and let them ferment.

    Step 1. Mix sugar with butter. Add eggs one after another and continue to mix until the batter is smooth

    Step 2. Add in the sifted flour and a pinch of baking powder to this wet mixture. Mix well and ensure that there are no lumps. You may also add an essence of your choice or some orange zest for some extra flavour

    Step 3. Add the fermented fruit mixture,mix slowly and pour into a greased mould/tray and sprinkle either almonds or cashew nuts on top of the batter before baking.

    Step 4. In a pre-heated oven of 170 degree Celsius, bake for 50-60 minutes. Check if the cake is baked by performing the tooth-pick test.

    Step 5. Coat it with rum or wine andleave it to cool.

    Once cooled, enjoy your plum cake along with your evening tea or a glass of wine this cold winter.

    Bonus Tip! Coat the left-over cake with wine or rumfor the next day. Once absorbed, it enhances the taste.

     

    BEEKAYS’ makes botheggless/liquor-less and with egg/liquor plum cakes.