Soaking Dry Fruits for Christmas Cake | How to Soak Dry fruits for Christmas fruit cake

Soaking Dry Fruits for Christmas Cake | How to Soak Dry fruits for Christmas fruit cake
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Learn how to soak Dry fruits for Christmas Fruit Cake. Christmas is just a week away and are you planning to make some fruit cake for Christmas? Then first preparation work is soaking the different dry fruits required for making the fruit cake. Fruits can be soaked in alcohol or non alcoholic base. Soak dry fruits in alcohol up to 1 year for more intense and rich flavor

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I have not tried soaking in alcohol . So this post will cover the non alcoholic options and options to soak in alcohol will be given in notes. I always tried only with fruit juice and it gives amazing results. You can use orange juice, grape juice, apple juice or spice tea mix. Soak only dry fruits and nuts can be added while making the cake.

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Dry fruits can be soaked in juice/tea extract for 2-3 weeks. Store in glass container in fridge. You can make the cake after soaking for 3-4 hours too. You can use any dried fruits of your choice and quantity of juice/alcohol should be just enough to immerse the dry fruits completely. It will absorb the liquid when soaked for longer time resulting in more flavorful cake. You can use them in making whole wheat Christmas cake or Kerala Plum Cake

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Yields 500 grams

Soaking Dry Fruits for Christmas Cake | How to Soak Dry fruits for Christmas fruit cake

Learn how to soak Dry fruits for Christmas Fruit Cake

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • Black raisins 100 grams
  • Golden Raisins 50 grams
  • Dates 150 grams
  • Dried Figs 50 grams
  • Cherries 50 grams
  • Tutti frutti 100 grams
  • Orange Juice 2 cups

Instructions

  1. Take all dried fruits required for soaking. I used black raisins, sultanas, dates, tutti frutti, figs and cherries.
  2. Chop them evenly and keep it ready.
  3. Make fresh orange juice from 4-5 oranges. Add sugar to it.
  4. Take the chopped fruits in a bowl.
  5. Pour orange juice over it to cover.
  6. Mix everything together.
  7. Store in clean air tight or glass container in fridge.
  8. Every 2-3 days shake the bottle.
  9. Use them as required in your recipe

Notes

Dry fruits can be soaked upto 1-2 years in alcohol.

If you are using fresh homemade orange juice, use it within 1 week.

If you use tetra pack juices, it can be kept for 2-3 weeks as it contains some preservatives.

I added sugar while preparing my orange juice.

You can add some mixed spice powder while soaking. I always prefer to use it while baking the cake.

You can soak in Rum, brandy or whisky for alcoholic options and orange juice, apple juice, grape juice or tea extract for non alcoholic option.

You can add spices like clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom and prepare tea extract and use it for soaking the dry fruits.

I used raisins, figs, sultanas, tutti fruti, cherries and dates

You can also use apricots, candies orange peels, candied lemon peels, candies ginger peels, plums, cranberries, currants, pruns etc.

I use only fruits for soaking and nuts will be added directly while making the cake. Nuts will lose its crunchiness when soaked for longer time. Every 2-3 days, shake the bottle in fridge and add more juice/alcohol if required.

Nutrition

Calories

1321 cal

Carbs

320 g

Protein

11 g
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How to soak dry fruits for Christmas cake

Take all dried fruits required for soaking. I used black raisins, sultanas, dates, tutti frutti, figs and cherries.

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Chop them evenly and keep it ready.

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Make fresh orange juice from 4-5 oranges. Add sugar to it.

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Take the chopped fruits in a bowl.

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Pour orange juice over it to cover.

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Mix everything together.

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Store in clean air tight or glass container in fridge. Every 2-3 days shake the bottle.

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Use them as required in your recipe

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