Are you puzzled what to take for the coming Holiday potluck or give a homemade gift? Why not to bake the classic holiday Fruitcake and make your friends or family bring back some vivid memories.
When I was a kid, one of the goodies, I always look forward each Christmas is the Fruitcake and Semolina cake. When our Christian friends share the fruitcake along with sweets and snacks. Everyone wants to have a share for the little slice of cake :) The dry fruits soaked in alcohol and nuts folded in flour and caramel will drive us nuts! The next day, my dad makes sure to get a plum cake (Indian fruit cake) from bakery, which is individually wrapped in wax paper!
Wasn’t that cool to receive all those goodies for Diwali, Christmas and Eid and feast their lovely homemade goodies or remember at least those festivals. It remains as sweet memories forever!
I already baked a Fruits and Nuts cake from Bee’s place. If you are looking for a vegan recipe better to follow her awesome and fool proof recipe.
For the Indian version of Plum cake (fruitcake), I got the recipe from RP but modified the sweet and soaked the dry fruits in orange juice along with rum extract. I have done before for this recipe. The recipe met all my expectations, except I want to reduce more the sugar level to ½ cup next time. After all I felt ¼ cup reduction of sugar is not enough for my spicy tongue! The alcohol can be always omitted if you wish but definitely the taste differs.
Help yourself for this Christmas!