Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Wreath - 12 Days of Christmas Special

It's our 9th day of Christmas Recipes!

No Christmas is complete without a lovely Christmas wreath hanging on the door...but why stop there! I love a shining fruit glazed edible Christmas Wreath on the table as well :)  This is a delicious recipe and a nice alternative to the pudding.

Christmas Wreath

  • 250g dessert dates
  • 125g glace pineapple
  • 125g glace apricots
  • 125g red glace cherries
  • 125 green glace cherries
  • 125g whole blanched almonds
  • 250g shelled brazil nuts
  • 125g seeded raisins
  • 125g halved stoned prunes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 90g butter
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt

Stone the dates, then chop the pineapple and apricots into fairly large pieces and leave the remaining fruits and nuts whole.  Mix all these fruits, reserving 1/2 cup combined nuts and glace fruits for the topping.

Beat the eggs until light and fluffy, then add the sugar, vanilla essence, rum and softened butter.  Continue beating until well blended.  Sift the flour with baking powder and salt and add with the fruit and nuts, mix thoroughly.

Grease a 20cm ring tin and line the base.  Spoon mixture evenly into the tin, arrange reserved fruit and nuts over the top, pressing down gently.  Bake in a slow oven for about 1 1/2 hours, or until cake is firm to touch.  Allow to cool for 10mins in the tin before turning out.  Store in an airtight container wrapped in foil.

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