Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Fruit Cake


Merry Christmas everyone  and Wishing all my readers and friends out there a very Happy New Year 2015.....Here is a very easy fruit cake which is non alcoholic and very light and yummy to have and No soaking required ...can be made in jiffy ...you will definitely love it ...so here goes the recipe for it ...........
Adapted from ...Nestle video

Ingredients

1/2 cup mixed Dry fruits ( Mix of Raisins, Cashews, Candied Peel (sugar orange peel), ( you can use more if you like my kids are not big fan of nuts like me so I have used little)

1/2 tin condensed milk

1/4 cup sugar (for caramalisation) + 1/4 cup water

1/4 tsp All spice powder / if you don't get it substitute it with 1/4 tsp clove powder + 1/4 tsp dalchini powder

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp soda bi carb

1 cup Plain flour (Maida)

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup Aerated water (Sparkling / Soda Water)

Method


  1. Heat sugar and melt till brown on low heat and mix in 1/4 cup water and boil for 2-3 mins and switch off the gas and keep aside.
  2. Mix dry fruits with little maida and keep aside.
  3. Sieve plain flour, soda, baking powder, All spice powder and keep aside.
  4. Cream in butter and condensed milk with the help of the electric beater then add mix well add the caramel little by little mix well .
  5. Now add in Aerated water and mix in now add mixed dry fruits and mix well.( It will be little runny the batter but thats how its meant to be.
  6. Grease the cake tin with butter and dust with maida .
  7. Preheat the oven to a 180'c for about 5-7 mins.
  8. Pour the mix in cake tin and bake for about 35 - 40 mins till done .Prick with a tooth pick in center and see whether its perfectly done.
  9. Allow it to cool completely before you slice .
  10. Enjoy the cake ...its really lovely !