Making the Christmas cake

Halloween is past so am looking forward to the end of year holidays. And what says holidays more than… a fruit cake!

This year I decided to try making a traditional British Christmas cake. Over 2 pounds of dried fruit in an almond forward batter laced with a healthy portion of brandy. Interesting that the before and after cooking images don’t look that much different. Just browned up a bit.

Now I just need to feed it more brandy each fortnight until the week before Christmas when it goes on a diet until it gets covered in marzipan.