Make your Christmas more special with a delicious Christmas cake

Christmas is the most awaited festivals of the year. While children seems excited for the goodies from Santa Claus, it is the vacations and delicious Christmas cake what make the festival exciting for all. Nowadays, Christmas is celebrated through baking a nice cake for celebrating the Christmas Eve. Though the tradition is molded to a great extent. In earlier days, Christmas was originally celebrated by having porridge like dessert on Christmas Eve. It was prepared to fill the fasting stomachs on Christmas Eve. However, later people began adding spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and dried ginger, dried fruits, honey and other fortifying ingredients into this porridge which made it more of a special dessert for Christmas.

Christmas day today provides a great opportunity to have the best of the food along with a mouth watering fruit cake. Rich with some great flavors, Christmas cake are said to be the most delicious ones. Often Christmas cakes are thick ones with lots of fruits and nuts. However, it is important to make it the way you like or what your family likes. If you are preparing a Christmas cake for children then you can also opt for chocolate flavor or the one made of multiple colors. Children often like the cake that looks appealing. So try to decorate the cake made for children with beautiful accessories and make it look more joyful.Moving ahead, if you are looking for something extraordinary this time then here is something special for you. Given below is the recipe of a delicious and exciting Christmas cake -Crystallized Fruits and Berries Christmas cake You will need -

  • Selection of colorful fruit and berries, such as grapes, blueberries, redcurrants, physalis and figs, plus a few bay leaves
  • 1 large free-range egg white, lightly whisked
  • White caster sugar for coating
  • Furthermore, you will also need -
  • Baking paper
  • Small paintbrush
  • 70cm length of ribbon and some double-sided tape

Procedure

  1. Line a tray with baking paper. Brush the fruit and leaves all over with the lightly whisked egg white.
  2. Sprinkle over the sugar (or dip the berries and fruit into the sugar) and shake off any excess. Place on the tray and leave in a warm place to dry.
  3. Once dry, the fruit will keep for a few days and can be arranged on the cake on the day.
  4. Wrap the ribbon around the side of the cake, securing it with a piece of double sided tape at the back.Apart from this, there are various other recipes on web that you can prepare at home to make your festival celebrations more joyful. So, this time choose the best Christmas cake recipe and plan to surprise your family.

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