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What to feed a cake with if booze is off the cards??

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InTheDessert Mon 21-Nov-16 16:45:10

I live somewhere that alcohol is illegal (and Christmas is technically banned, but hey). So, I've managed to collect the ingredients I need to make a fruit cake. I can soak the fruit in a tea and orange juice mixture.
But should I feed the cake? And with what???
Or am I best doing a simnel type cake which isn't traditionally fed? Any other recipie suggestions???

Cheers.

HeCantBeSerious Mon 21-Nov-16 16:47:16

Hot toddy fruitcake (minus the whisky). Includes a feeding solution. ;)

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2988/hot-toddy-fruitcake

InTheDessert Mon 21-Nov-16 16:51:42

Fantabulious!!!! Tetley or PG tips passes for black tea, doesn't it???

HeCantBeSerious Mon 21-Nov-16 17:55:17

Absolutely. That's what I use.

(I adore this cake.)

Bobsmum02 Mon 21-Nov-16 18:43:03

I make my cake with tea soaked fruit, as long as I give my fruit a good long soak beforehand I find that I don't need to feed it. I'm planning on making mine this weekend, will check it in 2 weeks, if it seems dry I will feed it with a little bit of tea again!

HeCantBeSerious Tue 22-Nov-16 19:32:46

I should say though, just use 500g of dried fruit. 700g is too much.

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