Wish u all A Merry Christmas!!!
From Last year I was planning to make Plum cake for Christmas, but some how I missed it. But this year I prepared it wel in advanced. Soaked the nuts in Rum 5 days back. And yes My plum cake turned out very nice.
Chopped dry fruits - 1 cup (dates, black raisins, walnuts, dry cherries, cashews, almond, Tuty fruity)
Rum - 1/2 cup
Orange peel - 1 teaspoon
Maida - 1 cup
Powdered sugar - 1, 1/4 cup
Baking Powder - 1 Teaspoon
Nutmeg powder - 1/8 teaspoon
Dry ginger Powder - 1/8 teaspoon
Cinnamon Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Cardamom Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Butter - 100 gms.
Eggs - 3
Orange juice - 1 tablespoon Vanilla essence - 1 teaspoon
Sugar - 1/2 cup for caramel
Soak all chopped nuts and orange peel in a Rum for 4-5 days. You can store it in a fridge for a longer.
In a nonstick pan heat 1/2 cup of sugar on low flame. Continuously stir till it melts fully and caramalised. Now add 1/4 th cup of water and stir it immediately. Boil it for another 1 minute and let it cool it for some time.
Now the main part. Beat butter and sugar till becomes fluffy. Now add eggs one by one and beat it for 3-4 minutes. Mean while sift Maida and Baking Powder. Now add sifted maida and Baking powder in the beaten batter Then add all spice powders, then caramel syrup. Mix it properly with cut fold. Now add Soaked dry frits, orange juice and vanilla essence. Mix it with moving spatula in one direction. Preheat the oven to 180 C. Grease the Square baking tray or place a grease proof paper or Butter paper. Pour the batter in the tray. Bake the mixture for about 25 - 30 Minutes or when you pierce the tip of the knife and it comes out clean. Cool it on a rack . For authentic taste sprinkle some rum on the cake and then serve it.