Monday, 5 November 2012

Christmas cake - soaking the fruit

I have just started my Christmas cake. During October half term I always put the fruit in a air tight container and add a good helping of metaxa brandy to it and leave it for about 6 weeks to get plump and intoxicating!

This year I have used mixed fruit, cherries, mixed peel and dried apricots.

I will put the recipe on here nearer to Christmas.

Anyone else started their Christmas cake yet?


  1. My husband started ours yesterday by soaking the fruit in brandy!!

    1. Didn't realise I could reply! doh! so I commented instead! thanks for popping by x

  2. Ohh lovely, getting all excited now! I usually bake it a week before Christmas and the kids decorate it!