Soaking Fruit for CHRISTMAS CAKE - Tips And Tricks

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Dec. 06, 2017

A slice of Rum or Brandy infused fruitcake heralds the warmth of Christmas. If a bite of boozy doesnt give you the warm and fuzzies, I dont know what will! All over the world fuit cakes of different sizes and colours make their way over to the holiday table with great fanfare. Recipes are passed down from generation to generation and are guarded with pride.


Black raisins 50 Gram
Cranberries 50 Gram
Mixed citrus peel 50 Gram
Prunes 50 Gram
Orange peel 1 Tablespoon
Rum 50 Milliliter
Brandy 25 Milliliter



1.Layer the fruit starting with the ones that would need the most soaking - raisins, cranberries, mixed peel and prunes.

2.Add the rum and brandy.

3.Top with the orange peel.

4.Store in a cool dark place.

5.Do not shake for 2 days to allow the bottom fruit to soak.

6.After 2 days shake periodically.

7.Soak for 20 - 30 days.

8.Use as desired christmas preparation.


9.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy