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Fruit for Xmas cake, how long to soak?

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storminabuttercup Thu 01-Nov-12 15:50:21

Last year I only did it over night, will it be better soaked longer. I don't know how it tasted (long mil involved story) this year I want it to be perfect.

Advice appreciated.

TeamEdward Thu 01-Nov-12 15:52:38

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reastie Thu 01-Nov-12 18:34:58

I do mine overnight too, but add alot a bit more alcohol that it says. Also don't forget to feed the cake with alcohol too after it's cooked in the run up to christmas.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 03-Nov-12 16:19:10

When I've soaked fruit (I only use sultanas in Amaretto because I like a light cake and I love almond) I soak it until it's all absorbed- so maybe 24 hours in a sealed Lock and Lock tub (then I can give it a shake up).

I was hmm about doing a cake this year- last year I only ate one slice, (DH and the DC don't eat it) so it sat there until I got fed up with it.
But I'm going to do a fruit/nut cake to eat with crumbly cheese (like I had in York ,it was lush ) wink

sooperdooper Sat 03-Nov-12 17:29:32

I soak it overnight, I think feeding it afterwards is more important than how long you soak it initially

OhYoubadbadKitten Sat 03-Nov-12 17:39:10

I do mine for a week, adding a fair bit more than the recipe suggests and mixing it all every couple of days.

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