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I don't want to feed my Christmas cake...

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Some0ne Tue 25-Sep-12 16:19:46

...because I'm too lazy busy.

How do I avoid it? Do I have to find a particular sort of recipe, do I soak the fruit in booze for weeks before making the cake, do I leave it till the last minute so it doesn't need a preservative?

droitwichmummy Tue 25-Sep-12 16:22:37

If you want alcohol in your cake without feeding it, find a recipe where you soak the fruit overnight before making it. If you don't mind about the booze, you can just not feed the cake! It's not compulsory.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 25-Sep-12 22:52:03

Soak the fruit in the alcohol then after you've baked your cake and let it go absolutely cold, give it a good alcohol feed them wrap in greaseproof paper and foil.
Make it as airtight as you can, then put it somewhere dark and dry with a constant cool temperature to mature.

sooperdooper Wed 26-Sep-12 22:05:36

I've always soaked the fruit as well as feeding it! You don't have to do it at a set time if you can't be bothered, just now and again when you feel like it

It might be a bit dry without being fed, even if you do soak the fruit

Taffeta Wed 26-Sep-12 22:07:01

Feeding it takes one minute, once a week! You seriously don't have one minute pw?

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