I haven't made a Christmas cake since my Home Economics course at school, so it was high time I gave one another shot! Not to put too much pressure on myself, I saw this nifty Christmas Cake Baking Kit by Sainsburys, which cleverly included pre-weighed out ingredients & a handy leaflet with step by step instructions...no mess, no mistakes, no waste!
The kit couldn't have been easier to use...
|ingredients included in the kit|
|additional ingredients required|
|the tin needed double lining|
|creaming the butter & sugar...followed by the eggs|
|in goes the lemon zest & juice|
|luxury mixed fruit steeped in Armanac...I got high on the alcoholic fumes!!!!|
|folding the flour & mixed spice|
|pop in the oven for 3 & a half hours|
The cake was slightly more cooked around the edge than I would have liked, so I will simply shave off the edge of the cake before icing.
Next week I will show you how to ice a Christmas Cake, which will probably be one of my biggest culinary challenges to date, as I'm not the most creative person I know!!!
Do you like Christmas Cake?