I am starting a series of posts featuring some of my favourite bloggers and friends, who will be sharing their favourite recipes with us. I’ll be doing these posts on a Friday so that we all have the weekends to try them out.
As a child my fondest memories are those spent in the kitchen with my now 80year old
grandmother.It was here my thoughts of been a Domestic Goddess were cultivated.My
gran has always inspired me to cook and become involved in the process of buying,
making , experimenting and serving.
My gran is a very accomplished Domestic Goddess even up to this day.Just the other
day she reminded me to buy Fruit mix so she could start making her famous moorish
Christmas Cakes.I recall as a lil’ kid gran making a Christmas cake for each of her
brothers and sisters , but now she just spoils us at home.Also the cost factors are
rather high .So when my lovely friend Madame Macaron asked me if I would be
interested in a guest post and share a recipe, I knew this recipe had to be
shared.This recipe is an eggless recipe which is very handy for all.It keeps for
ages is super moist and rather easy to make even for a non baker like me.
Gran Christmas Cake :
4 1/2 cups self raising flour
1kg mixed fruit (cake mix)
100g red glace cherries halved
1/2 cup golden syrup
50ml black coffee
2 tspn vanilla essence
2 tspn cinnamon powder
2 tspn mixed spice
2 cups orange juice
500g margarine (Rama)
2 cups pecan nuts or almonds
1 x 300g tin of cream
1 tsp bicarb
2 cups of white sugar
1)Preheat oven to 180 degrees – middle shelf.
2)Line and grease oven tray
3)Add to a pot all the moist ingredients to melt except the flour ,spices, vanilla
essence, fruit, nuts and bicarb.
4)Once melted allow to cool before adding the remainder of ingredients in.
5)Mix well before pouring into lined , greased oven tray.
6)Turn the temperature down to 160degrees and bake for 1hr 30 min .
1)Eat on its own
2)Serve with ice cream
3)Serve instead of Christmas pudding with custard.
XXX Verushka Ramasami