How to Soak Dried Fruits, Nuts, Candied Peel for Christmas Cake

This post is a bit late. Very late!

There is a lot happening on personal front which is keeping me on my toes and I have been scheduling posts.

How to Soak Dried Fruits & Nuts for Christmas Cake

How to Soak Dried Fruits & Nuts for Christmas Cake

But never fear there is still time if you haven’t soaked your fruits yet!

It is simple. Easy. Super easy!

How to Soak Dried Fruits & Nuts for Christmas Cake

How to Soak Dried Fruits & Nuts for Christmas Cake

It is best to soak the fruits and nuts atleast 3 months in advance. I soaked them about 6 weeks in advance. It is my resolution every year to soak them 12 months in advance but I have been failing.

The choice of liquor is entirely upto you. I soaked them last year in Brandy and this year I chose to soak them in Black Rum.

The ball-park ratio for dried fruits & nuts to liquor i.e. 2:1 – 2 part nuts & fruits and 1 part liquor.

How to Soak Dried Fruits & Nuts for Christmas Cake

How to Soak Dried Fruits & Nuts for Christmas Cake

For non-alcoholic version, soak the chopped fruits and nuts in orange or apple juice overnight in a refrigerator. The non-alcoholic cake should be consumed fast.

Check out posts for making Candied Citrus Peel or Candied Ginger

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Comments

  1. Beautiful colors! I’m sure they are going to be amazing in a cake.
    I still have to soak mines. Late as always! :P

  2. whoa. I’m shocked.
    it’s been a while since we connected, and look at your new blog!!!
    beautiful photos, recipes, modern design, good job!
    I stopped blogging because I just don’t have the time for it, but I’m keeping the blog alive, because, you never know :)
    once again, I’m impressed!

    • Thanks Jasmina. I have been visiting your blog and even left comment for your sudden disappearance from blogging scene! I am glad all’s well with you! It’s ok take a break but as you said keep the blog going. Even I took a break for 1 year during my pregnancy and delivery.

      I would love to see more of your recipes and amazing photography! Once again, thanks and I am glad you like my new look! :)

  3. Useful post and looks colorful :). Thanks for linking and Happy Holidays.

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