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Lyre's Christmas Fruit Cake

<p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>A spin on Nanna's famous Christmas cake, without the rum that Nanna was famous for hiding in her knitting basket. Best enjoyed with family and friends.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li> <h3>INGREDIENTS</h3> </li> <li> <div>Lyre&rsquo;s Dark and White Cane Spirit Christmas Fruit Cake with Caramel Sauce</div> <div>(Serves 8-10)</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Prepare this recipe at least 1 week in advance. Best served with <a href="../../../../recipes/recipes/non-alcoholic-eggnog-cocktail-mocktail-recipe" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lyre's American Malt Eggnog Cocktail</a>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <h3>Fruit Soak&nbsp;</h3> <div>(to be prepared at least 1 week prior to cooking)</div> <h3><br />INGREDIENTS</h3> <div>190mL Lyres Dark Cane Spirit</div> <div>110mL Lyres White Cane Spirit</div> <div>60g brown sugar</div> <div>60mL water</div> <div>Zest and juice of 1 large orange</div> <div>80g sultana</div> <div>100g currants</div> <div>160g dried cranberry</div> <div>90g sliced prune</div> <div>70g slice dates</div> <div>140g sliced dried figs ( stem removed )</div> <div>pinch sea salt</div> <div>1 teaspoon vanilla extract</div> <div>1 teaspoon ground cinnamon</div> <div>1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <p class="p1"><strong>Method: </strong>In a medium saucepan combine the Lyres Dark and White Cane Spirits, brown sugar, water and orange zest and juice and heat over moderate heat until sugar is dissolved and combined. Add the rest of the ingredients to the syrup and stir well. Using a spoon press and compact all of the fruit and spices into the warmed liquid and cook on low heat for a further 5 min. Pour fruit mix into a container and refrigerate for 7 -10 days to allow fruits to soak and hydrate. Stir every few days to ensure fruit is soaking evenly.</p> </div> <h3><span style="font-weight: bold;">Cake</span></h3> <h3>INGREDIENTS</h3> <div>120g flour + extra for dusting</div> <div>1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg</div> <div>20g ground almonds</div> <div>100g soft brown sugar</div> <div>2 tablespoons molasses</div> <div>2 tablespoons honey</div> <div>2 teaspoon marmalade</div> <div>120g salted butter</div> <div>3 whole eggs</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <p class="p1"><strong>Method </strong>When you are ready to make the cake preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius. Grease a Bundt tin generously with butter and dust lightly with flour tipping out any excess so as to thinly coat the tin. Sift the flour, nutmeg and almond meal together in a bowl and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer with a paddle attachment , cream the butter, molasses, honey, brown sugar, and marmalade on moderate speed until pale. Add the eggs one at a time, slowly until incorporated alternating with the flour mix until all combined. Remove bowl from mixer and fold in the soaked fruit with a spatula. Pour cake mix into prepared Bundt tin and bake for 20 min at 180 degrees before turning temperature down to 160 degrees fora further 20 min. Check cake with a skewer to see if it comes out clean. It may need up to 1 hr to cook. Cool cake before topping with caramel. best served at room temperature.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <h3>Dark Cane Spirit Caramel Sauce<br />INGREDIENTS&nbsp;</h3> <div>210mL pouring cream</div> <div>100mL Lyres Dark Cane Spirit</div> <div>175g golden syrup</div> <div>140g soft brown sugar</div> <div>110g salted butter</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <p class="p1"><strong>Method: </strong>Weigh all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil. boil gently for 10 -15 min continuously stirring until mixture thickens. allow to cool before pouring over the cake.</p> &nbsp;</div> </div> </li> <li>&nbsp;</li> </ul>

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  • A spin on Nanna's famous Christmas cake, without the rum that Nanna was famous for hiding in her knitting basket. Best enjoyed with family and friends.  
  • INGREDIENTS

  • Lyre’s Dark and White Cane Spirit Christmas Fruit Cake with Caramel Sauce
    (Serves 8-10)
     
    Prepare this recipe at least 1 week in advance. Best served with Lyre's American Malt Eggnog Cocktail.
     

    Fruit Soak 

    (to be prepared at least 1 week prior to cooking)


    INGREDIENTS

    190mL Lyres Dark Cane Spirit
    110mL Lyres White Cane Spirit
    60g brown sugar
    60mL water
    Zest and juice of 1 large orange
    80g sultana
    100g currants
    160g dried cranberry
    90g sliced prune
    70g slice dates
    140g sliced dried figs ( stem removed )
    pinch sea salt
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon
     

    Method: In a medium saucepan combine the Lyres Dark and White Cane Spirits, brown sugar, water and orange zest and juice and heat over moderate heat until sugar is dissolved and combined. Add the rest of the ingredients to the syrup and stir well. Using a spoon press and compact all of the fruit and spices into the warmed liquid and cook on low heat for a further 5 min. Pour fruit mix into a container and refrigerate for 7 -10 days to allow fruits to soak and hydrate. Stir every few days to ensure fruit is soaking evenly.

    Cake

    INGREDIENTS

    120g flour + extra for dusting
    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    20g ground almonds
    100g soft brown sugar
    2 tablespoons molasses
    2 tablespoons honey
    2 teaspoon marmalade
    120g salted butter
    3 whole eggs
     

    Method When you are ready to make the cake preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius. Grease a Bundt tin generously with butter and dust lightly with flour tipping out any excess so as to thinly coat the tin. Sift the flour, nutmeg and almond meal together in a bowl and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer with a paddle attachment , cream the butter, molasses, honey, brown sugar, and marmalade on moderate speed until pale. Add the eggs one at a time, slowly until incorporated alternating with the flour mix until all combined. Remove bowl from mixer and fold in the soaked fruit with a spatula. Pour cake mix into prepared Bundt tin and bake for 20 min at 180 degrees before turning temperature down to 160 degrees fora further 20 min. Check cake with a skewer to see if it comes out clean. It may need up to 1 hr to cook. Cool cake before topping with caramel. best served at room temperature. 

     

    Dark Cane Spirit Caramel Sauce
    INGREDIENTS 

    210mL pouring cream
    100mL Lyres Dark Cane Spirit
    175g golden syrup
    140g soft brown sugar
    110g salted butter
     

    Method: Weigh all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil. boil gently for 10 -15 min continuously stirring until mixture thickens. allow to cool before pouring over the cake.

     
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