Calling all bakers - help please!

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  1. jaylou

    jaylou Gold Member

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    I'm making a fruit cake and I don't really want to soak the fruit in brandy - I know you can use cold tea or orange juice in fruit cakes but do you think it would be okay?
    I don't have brandy in and it seems a lot to buy it just for a cake.
    Anyone have any ideas?
     
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    *EB* Gold Member

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    not a clue honey - sorry :( x
     
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    Fruit juice or cold tea should both be fine imho :)
     
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    i think fruit juice would taste best in my opinion..although iv never used tea myself!
     
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    i think using tea would be nice, itll just be like tea loaf wont it? xx
     
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    Do you have any dark rum? That's what I use. Or you can just pour boiling water over and allow it to soak until cool.
     
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    I'd use strong black tea for sure - really lovely flavour and makes the dried fruit extra moist.

    The only thing I'd add is the alcohol acts as a preservative as well as flavour so your cake may not have the same longevity.

    xx :)
     
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    Cold tea will work fine, i have made a rosemary Conley fruit cake called 'Kims cake' a no fat cake mixed fruit, soaked in cold tea overnight if poss, sugar and flour and eggs. Is YUM. Havent made it since being on SW so not sure what the syns would be.
    KIMS CAKE

    Per serving 150 kcal/0.6g fat

    1 SERVING = ½ INCH SLICE/2.5 CM SLICE

    400g (1lb) dried mixed fruit
    1 mug hot black tea
    75g (3oz) sugar
    1 mug self raising flour
    1 mug wholemeal flour
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


    Soak the dried fruit overnight in the tea. The next day mix all the ingredients including the tea together and place in a 2lb loaf tin.
    Bake for 2 hours at 160C, 325F, Gas Mark 3.
    To make into a birthday type fruit cake, add some cherries to the dried fruit.

    This cake can be frozen
     
  10. judimac

    judimac Mad old Bat with Attitude

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    How about getting a minature? Or we used to feed our Xmas cake with sherry every day for 2 weeks.
     
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    dudette2001uk I will be a Princess!

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    My mum always used to soak fruit in tea when she was making a fruit cake. She used to make a lot of Bara Brith, which used fruit soaked in tea. It comes out lovely! :) xxx
     
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