Sunday, January 04, 2009

Back In Business - Part 2

On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, eleven Pipers Piping.....

It took me this long, eleven days to be exact, to upload photos of the Christmas Cakes which I made this year. Some were orders, some are for colleagues and the rests, for friends and relatives.

I marinated a total of five kilos of dried fruits in a mixture of brandy, rum and Kirsh. I did not use the usual mixed fruits which are nothing more than glaced cherries, citrus peels and raisins. I have never liked fruitcakes made with such mixed fruit as it makes the cakes overly sweet. I opted instead for apricots, cranberries, dried sour cherries, dates, prunes, candied ginger, sultanas and currants instead.

Moist and dark, not the usual 'doorstopper' kind of fruitcake. I called them the 'Not Your Usual Fruitcake'.

Decorated, packed and tagged with a personalised gift tag.


jadepearl said...

Happy New Year 2009! May the year of the Cow brings you more joy, happiness, good health, luck and prosperity!

Rusti said...

Hi Jadepearl

Thanks and I do wish you a Happy Chinese New Yearo of Fa Fa Fa!

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Anonymous said...

May i request for this fruit cake recipe pls? =)

thank you my dear


ChezzyHeart said...

Just post again asking for the fruit cake recipe cos haven't hear from u =p

Oso, wld like to check if u brush pipping jelly or anything ontop of the cake after cook? cos from the pic, it looks so shiny. thks