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26 December, 2018 12:52:16 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 26 December, 2018 12:53:15 PM
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How to make a Christmas plum cake

Christmas 2018
Independent Online Desk/ NDTV
How to make a Christmas plum cake

It's the Christmas and we cannot be more excited. There is something about festivals that instantly awakens the foodie in all of us. We are willing to keep all our diet plans on rest to indulge in all the seasonal goodness the festival has on offer.

Gujiyas on Holi, kaju katli on Diwali, ghewar on Teej, the list is endless. One such festive staple for Christmas we cannot wait to dig in is a plum cake.

Traditionally, people prepare large batches of plum cake months prior to Christmas. In fact, there is a popular tradition in parts of England and Europe, where families gather and prepare for cake mixing, which is also called the stirring ceremony. As people mix the batter for the cake, they make wishes for the year that is to come.

People also slip in a gold/silver coin into the mix; it is said to bring good luck. Rich, dense and oh-so-delectable, a plum cake is packed with an eclectic mix of dry fruits and nuts like grapes, currants, raisins or prunes that are soaked in rum or brandy for months, which is opened only when the cake is to be baked during the stirring ceremony.

To keep the cake moist, people also poke holes in the cake and pour whiskey into it until Christmas. Nowadays, you can choose to customise your cake and rule out the alcohol in the making.

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