X'mas Cake recipe
Ingredients for X'mas Cake recipe
1. preserved orange peel (cut into small pieces)- 100gms
finely chopped cashewnuts-100gms.
2. 1/4 cup brandy or rum
3. 4 dsp,sugar 3/4 cup boiling water
4. 225 gms,butter
5. 300gms, finely powdered sugar
6. 4 eggs yolks, 1 tsp. vanilla essence, 1/4 tsp. ground orange peel
7. 250 gms. maida, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 pinch table salt, 2 pieces cinnamon, powdered 6 cloves, powdered A little nutmeg
8. 1/2 cup milk
9. 4 egg whites
10.1 dsp. lime juice ,3 dsp.sugar
How to make X'mas Cake?
Mix the finely sliced preserved orange peel with the dry fruits. Keep this in a vessel. Sprinkle 1/4 cup brandy or rum and keep it for 1 hour to soak. When soaked, close the vessel with a lid and steam it in a steam cooker for 10 minutes. Take the vessel out, remove the lid and allow it to cool.
In a thick-bottomed vessel pour 4 dsp.of sugar and heat.. When it turns dark brown, add 3/4 cup of boiling water and stir without forming lumps. When it is of 1-thread consistency, remove from fire and keep it in a vessel of boiling water so that it does not hard.
Cream butter with the powdered sugar till soft and fluffy. Add the egg yolks one by one, adding essence along with it alternately. Add the orange paste and heat if for a little while. Mix the prepared fruits with the mixture.
Sieve flour, baking powder, salt and other powdered spices together. Mix the flour with the creamed mixture, a small quantity at a time, alternating with a little milk. Repeat this process till all the flour and milk are used up. Add the caramel syrup and mix.
Whisk the egg whites till fluffy. Add the lime juice. Now slowly add the sugar and whisk. Add the fluffy egg white mixture to the batter. Fold in the egg white gradually.
Line a well greased cake tin with paper. Pour the batter into the tin and bake in a preheated oven at 300F slow heat till the cake is ready.
This Recipe Submitted by :Priya