If you are in mood for baking a rich & hearty Christmas Special Plum Cake, then you have to soak the dried fruits & nuts beforehand. In this post, I am sharing two different ways of soaking fruits & nuts for Christmas recipes. One with alcohol, and second without alcohol using fruit juices. Also, read which fruits & nuts are to be soaked, and for how long.
Take a Glass Jar big enough to hold the dried fruits.
Now, put all the dried fruits & nuts in the jar. Add the spices, grated Ginger and candied Orange peel. Shake everything so that it mixes up nicely.
Now, if you are soaking the fruits & nuts in alcohol, then fill ⅓rd of the jar with each variety of alcohol, like ⅓rd with Rum, then next ⅓rd with Vodka and rest with Whiskey.
Close the lid and give it a good shake.
If you are using fruit juice then, simply fill the jar with Orange juice or Apple Juice or both. It totally depends upon your taste and availability of juices with you.
Again, once the fruits & nuts are soaked in the juice, close the lid and give it a shake.
Now, keep this jar closed (preferably air-tight) in a dark and cold place. You may also refrigerate it, at least for 15 days.
Give it a quick shake every 2-3 days so that everything get soaked equally.
How to soak Dried Fruits & Nuts in Rum for Christmas Plum Cakes https://speakingaloud.in/rum-soaked-fruits-and-nuts-for-christmas-plum-cake/ November 15, 2017