Jun 22, 2020 - Explore Cara Pack's board "Loaf tin recipes" on Pinterest. I prefer making two 450g (1lb) loaf cakes, rather than one large cake cooked in a 900g (2lb) loaf tin, as the smaller cakes are less likely to dry out around the edges. With no info about the advantages of the rubbing in method. What we mean by 'feeding a fruit cake' is simply taking a few spoonfuls of brandy, or whisky and pouring it over the top of the (baked) cake allowing the alcohol to soak into the cake. I also made gluten free versions last year too. See my Notes and Tips below, for baking times using other sized cake tins. (Butter, eggs, milk, jam, sugar, flour, spice). The fruit is soaked overnight in Yorkshire tea. The mixed dried fruit is soaked overnight in freshly brewed tea and will last a couple of weeks when stored correctly. A curiosity question? To make this fruit cake easy, I use the all-in-one method. This easy, alcohol free fruit cake loaf has a cream cheese frosting that will melt in your mouth! Grease a deep 23cm round tin or 20cm square cake tin with butter, line with a double layer of baking … Or a combination of both, if you want to make small Christmas cakes. Mixed Fruit Loaf Cake recipe an easy to make light buttery cake packed full of vine fruits and cherries with a crunchy baked sugar topping, ... rich fruit cake. Posted by welshcook1948 on 7th April 2019 Just tried this with gluten free flour (self-raising) and it works brilliantly! I often make an Everyday Fruit Cake to take with us when we go on holiday because it travels well and keeps for a week. Grease and line the loaf tin. Stir in the caster sugar, fruit and coconut. TBH I'm not sure of the advantage. Ready in 40 minutes, it's easy to make – no rolling or cutting out to do. Yes it is, BUT cakes can turn out dry for a number of reasons, mostly to do with the bake time and temperature. Modified: May 3, 2020. This dark rich, moist fruit Christmas cake can be prepared in advance. Remember to rewrap it correctly between each feeding time. I started putting jam in when I was given a couple of jars that had been slightly overcooked. Grease a 2lb loaf tin or use a cake tin. Add the flaked almonds. Many thanks All ovens are different. The strength of the coffee flavour depends on the strength of your brew. You're welcome Claire. Ready to start baking up a storm? She doesn't cover a 5' cake tin, but the weights for the 4" and 6" will give you a rough idea of what the weight of the cake batter should be for a 5" tin. Grease and line a 21 - 22 cm / 8 - 9" round cake pan with … Great recipe. Couple of issues 1) the fruit tends to sink to the bottom - I’m trying out dusting the fruit in flour prior to mixing into batter 2) the complete batter mix is usually a bit too much for the stated size loaf tin. Pour over the Brandy and orange juice and mix well. If the skewer still has uncooked mixture left on it, continue baking at the same temperature. Thanks again to Vanessa, for her advice about egg replacement: I make this vegan by using the equivalent of 3 flaxseed eggs (1 egg replacement – 1 tablespoon flaxseed and 3 tablespoons water, blitzed until its smooth and starts to thicken up). Leave wrapped and in an airtight container until required. This recipe was first published on November 2012 and has since been updated in October 2019 with new photos and additional information. Beat together the eggs and milk in a jug, add the nutmeg extract, then pour into the bowl with the flour and fruit. It may be a Yorkshire thing, which is where I live, but cheese goes really well with fruit cake. Curious as always? Learn how your comment data is processed. It was a very old recipe, on a piece of paper, that I found some years ago. Hover over any picture on the page and hit the Save button to pin the image to one of your Pinterest boards. Hi Lindsey, I would really like to make the rich fruit cake in a loaf tin, but am not sure how to scale up or down the recipe for an oblong loaf tin. Being a Yorkshire Lass, I love your recipes, especially the Yorkshire Tea Loaf!! In my experience, these quantities produce a cake which is 2.5 – 3 inches deep. Unfortunately what the thermostat says may not be accurate! It only takes a minute but then you won’t chop it up. Felicity Cloake’s perfect version is a close relative to pound cake, with some ground almonds and lemon zest thrown in and, of course, the drizzle. In fact, now I’m wondering whether to take two. A cross between banana bread and a drizzle cake, this easy banana loaf recipe is a quick bake that can be frozen. If your cakes turn out dry, check out my article Why Is My Cake Dry? I do use greaseproof paper to line my tin. Thanks so much Lynn for your help. Break up any remaining clumps of sugar and butter. This recipe makes 1 x 8 inch round cake. Often served on its own or with Wensleydale cheese. Sift flour and spices into another bowl with a pinch of salt. Preheat the oven to 170c deg (Fan assisted) Grease and line 1 x 8 inch/20cm round loose bottom deep-sided cake tin with baking parchment. Can I just clarify please oven temp and timing? If not bake longer testing again at 10 mins intervals. By all means, substitute the fruit juice and use alcohol to soak your fruit, but I would not alter the amount of fruit too much as you could have all the fruit sinking to the bottom of the cake with the amount of flour and butter that is used. A rich fruit cake like this will keep for several months when wrapped and stored correctly. Thanks and regards, Sarah. It's a great Christmas cake recipe and is the perfect size for a single-tier wedding cake. The cake uses the all-in-one method and is suitable for food processors, stand mixer or … www.slowcookercentral.com/recipe/rich-fruit-cake-3-ingredient-cake How to make a rich fruit cake for Christmas. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4. A good question. Do not over mix. Add the soaked fruit, eggs, and treacle and gently mix together until everything is well combined. Having not made them using a 5" cake tin, I can't be sure it would bake to equal sizes using this amount of mixture in 5" cake tins. Nigella gives a table of quantities for her Traditional Christmas Cake (in Christmas, p172) for 18cm (7-inch), 23cm (9-inch) and 25.5cm (10-inch) round tins. For a non-alcoholic fruit cake, soak the fruit in orange or apple juice rather than alcohol. I could make a GF recipe as is but would like to convert this but don't want to mess up in view of the time and cost involved. Testing again every 10 mins until the skewer comes out clean. This part can be done a lot easier and quicker when using a good electric mixer with a large bowl. sorry if this sounds like a stupid question first time making a fruit cake. Heat the oven to 180°C (350°F, gas mark 4). Some people use fruit juice instead of alcohol. Washington Post. ... butter and line the base with baking parchment of a 2lb loaf tin – 24.5cm x 14.5cm x … Lockdown has brought out the inner baker in many Australians, with social media flooded with all manner of delicious baked goods fresh from the oven. Another recipe that you may like is this Light Fruit Cake decorated with an Apricot Glaze and Glacé cherries. The jam was too stiff and treacly tasting to use as it was, so I added it to a fruit cake and liked it. A delicious moist, fruited tea loaf recipe. Hi Lynne - this recipe is ideal for the 2 family cakes that I will be making and will make it using the creaming method. It’s the ideal cake with a cup of tea when you’ve been out for the day. If you do not have enough of one type of fruit, you can always make it up with another. Add the sugar and ground almonds. This allowed all the liquid to soak into the fruit, leaving no residual liquid behind. Place the currants, sultanas and raisins in a bowl. Especially if you are keeping it for any length of time. DO NOT wrap in tin foil alone as the acid from the fruit will eat away at the tin foil and flakes of foil could become absorbed into your cake. Pour over the brandy and orange juice and mix well. I’m a cook book author, food writer, member of the guild of food writers, and a self taught home baker living in the UK. Morning Lynn. You may need up to 1 hour 45 mins, Take the cake out of the oven and leave in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool, Store in an airtight box when cool. If you’re using the loaf pan I’m using from All … Towards the end of the baking time, do the skewer test. The Pink Whisk - Ruth Clemens from the first Great British Bake Off Series, has an interesting post giving weights for different sized Christmas cake mixtures. Thanks. for some of the most common reasons and the solutions. I see from your notes on this recipe how I can get 4”and 6” cakes from the 8” mixture, but what about the 5” cakes? Daily Mail. October 20, 2019 by Lynn Hill 13 Comments. Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. I keep it in the fridge, which isn’t essential, but it does keep the cake moist. Carrot Cake made with butter and with an orange cream cheese frosting. The fruit cake batter is transferred and divided between two loaf pans and baked in a loaf tin at a low temperature for nearly an hour and a half. In a large bowl, mix together the dried fruits, glace cherries, and orange zest. Line a deep, 25cm square cake tin with a double layer of baking parchment, then wrap a double layer of newspaper around the outside, so that it comes about 2.5cm above the … That's a good question. Copyright © 2020 Everyday Cooks on the Brunch Pro Theme, Either grease the tin with butter or just pop the liner in, Carefully put the mixture in the tin/liner and use a knife to make a slight depression in the top of the mixture. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Whatever you use, make sure you stir the fruit in by hand. Tag me on Facebook at, « Apple and Blackberry Buttermilk Muffins. This looks like it will be a lovely Christmas cake but can you tell me please what effect the rubbing in of the butter will have as opposed to the creaming method? Just a few spoonfuls at a time is enough. This fruit cake will keep in the fridge for at least a week. How many gms minimum would you suggest? Using your finger tips rub in the butter until you have a breadcrumb consistency. On those days I am decidedly an Everyday Cook. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.  Put the butter, sugar and lemon rind into a bowl and cream until pale and fluffy. It's a great Christmas cake recipe is the perfect size for a single tier wedding cake. © 2020 by TraditionalHomeBaking If you love coffee, you may like to try this Mixed Fruit and Coffee Spelt Loaf Another lovely moist light fruit cake with a nutty taste from the spelt flour. I like to make for friends, so the 6" option was great. Thank you . The fruit is soaked overnight in freshly brewed coffee. It also freezes well. Just remember to ensure that the total quantity of fruit matches that of the recipe. Put all the ingredients except the fruit into a large bowl (or your mixer/food processor). It's a sensible question. Feeding a rich fruit Chrismas cake with brandy, rum or whisky can be repeated at regular weekly/monthly intervals. This will help prevent the edges of the cake from baking too dry and possibly burning. With a further wrap of foil. Likewise, if you use a different sized cake tin to the one suggested in any recipe, this will also affect the oven timings. Just weigh, stir and cook. I'm a little sceptical about feeding a fruit cake with fruit juice and keeping it for any length of time. Leave in the tin to cool completely. At this point, to help prevent the top of the cake from over baking, you can place a sheet of baking parchment across the top and over the cake. My name is Lynn Hill. Line a deep 23 cm (9 in) round Take out of the tin and leave the inner baking parchment lining on the cake. Bake in the oven for 1hr 20mins. Pour the batter into the prepared tin making sure the top is level and smooth. First thing in the morning, put the mixed fruit and cherries in a large bowl and add the Cointreau (or … Then turn the temperature down to 160c Fan and bake for a further 55 – 60 mins or until the cake is fully baked. As always, protect the outside of the tin and cover the top with parchment (so that it doesn’t touch the surface of the cake mixture). The cake uses the all-in-one method and is suitable for food processors, stand mixer or hand-mixer. Preheat the oven to 170c deg Fan assisted oven. The dried fruits in this Mixed Fruit and Coffee Spelt Loaf, are soaked overnight in freshly brewed ground coffee. Line the outside of the tin with a folded sheet of brown paper. If not bake longer testing again at 10 mins intervals. Also I noticed a comment dated May 2019 saying someone had made this gluten free and this is something I will be doing for our own cake and wonder if you have any feedback on this please? Mix flour and salt, rub in margarine. 6 inch round tin = 1 hr at 160c then approx 40 mins at 120c, 4 inch round tin = 1 hr 160c then approx 20 mins at 120c, Let me know how you got on. An oven thermometer is a great investment and well worth buying. This obviously works in view of the very positive reviews but am curious as most recipes I have made before recommend a longer bake at a lower temp? Scaling cakes is always a little tricky but with rich fruit cakes, such as Christmas cakes, the recipes are a little more forgiving. This has become my 'go to' Christmas cake. In a large bowl, mix together the mixed dried fruits, glace cherries, and orange zest. If you don’t have any jam, you could use marmalade or honey – or even golden syrup (but not too much or the cake will be very sweet). When buying pre packed mixed dried fruit. I was going to make 4”, 5”, 6” and 8” round cakes. The foil loaf pans are disposable and won't be reused, so plan on using a fresh tin for each fruitcake. You can use smaller sized round cake tins such as 6 inch or 4 inch. If your cakes turn out dry, it’s probably because of the bake temperature or time. The light fruit cake recipe has the option to beat the butter and sugar together. When it comes out clean the cake is done. It's a traditional cake for weddings, birthdays and Christmas in Australia. Towards the end of the baking time, do the skewer test. When there are only two of us at home I often cut them in half and freeze three halves. Although I submitted the original recipe, I personally would soak the fruit for a day or two in port or brandy before I baked the cake, as I like a really moist and boozy fruit cake. So if marzipan and fondant are to your liking, take a look at my post on How to decorate your cakes this Christmas. As for the comment about gluten free, the person in question is in the Traditional Home Baking Facebook group, you could ask her there to see how she got on. Just weigh, stir and cook. My special ingredient in this Everyday Fruit Cake is a spoonful of jam – any flavour. It seems people either love it…or hate it. Although you need to make sure that you don't over soak the cake. Feed with Brandy, Rum or Whisky every other day for a few weeks. Grease and line three loaf tins. Hello. (You can leave the liner on until the cake is served). Now that you've made your cake, you may want to think about how to decorate it. And of course, use your favourite substitutes for milk and butter. Pour the batter into the prepared 8-inch deep-sided cake tin making sure the top is level and smooth. Then turn the temperature down to 160 Fan and bake for a further 55 – 60 mins or until the cake is fully baked. Always tastes great and keeps well. As Featured on BBC The One Show. The beauty of this cake is that you can use whatever dried fruit you have, add nuts and cherries – anything you like or have. For this recipe, I soaked the dried fruit in fruit juice and brandy for a minimum of 6 hours. Lovely moist cake, so easy to make plus keeps well wrapped up in cake tin. These timings are for a conventional oven and are. I'd also like to skip the orange juice and only add the alcohol, because the mixed fruit I have, contains citrus peels. Cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and leave for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight. The Guardian. That's great. Feed it regularly with Brandy, Rum or Whisky and it will mature over time. I begin with the temp at 170 deg, then reduce it down to 160deg. Add the dried fruits, ground almonds and whole hazelnuts. In a large bowl, mix together the mixed dried fruits, glace cherries, and orange zest. You do this regularly either at weekly, fortnightly monthly intervals. This dark rich moist fruit cake can be prepared in advance. Just make sure that you keep the cake wrapped in baking parchment, then a layer of foil to what ever you prefer to wrap your cakes in. If not, return to the oven for 10 minutes and repeat. Your email address will not be published. Especially for the festive season. If you post the question in the group, I'll tag her in on the thread. Same temperature (140 on the lowest shelf in a conventional oven or 115 on any shelf in a fan oven). Stirring occasionally. To help prevent the top of the cake from over baking, you can place a sheet of baking parchment across the top and over the cake. Fruit cake. If it comes out clean, it's baked. This looks like a great recipe .. Wrap in more baking parchment. Fruit cake is a traditional Christmas cake full of candied nuts and fruits. Bake up a treat for afternoon tea with delicious, easy loaf cake recipes like classic banana bread, double chocolate cake and the ever popular lemon drizzle. This Everyday Fruit Cake is baked in a loaf tin and is almost apologetically easy. To the flour, add the baking powder and spices and mix well, then add it, a heaped tablespoon at a … Tied with string. I would suggest half the recipe. Testing again every 10 mins until the skewer comes out clean. Therefore oven timings in recipes are a guide. This Rich Fruit Cake recipe can be used for Christmas, Birthday and even Wedding Cakes. This recipe will make an 8" round cake. A perfect addition as part of an Afternoon Tea menu. Or you can use 850g (total weight) Mixed Dried Fruit. Thanks to Vanessa, one of my readers: I’ve made this several times using gluten-free flour, I just add a teaspoon of baking powder and twice as much milk, as I find gluten-free flour tends to absorb more moisture. Take out of the tin and leave the inner lining on the cake. Add the eggs (lightly beaten) and vanilla extract (optional) and the nuts. This depends on how rich a flavour and how mature you want your cake to be and how long you plan to make it in advance. This Everyday Fruit Cake is baked in a loaf tin and is almost apologetically easy. I'm pretty sure using the creaming method would work with this recipe too. Cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and leave for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight. This part can be done a lot easier when using a good electric mixer with a large bowl. Drizzle cake is another loaf tin standard. We’re off to the coast in a couple of weeks and the sea air, combined with lots of walks, always makes me hungry. The fruit is soaked overnight in freshly brewed coffee. Required fields are marked *. Approx. You can use any machine to mix the batter (as the professionals call the cake mix without the fruit). Christine. Leave wrapped and in an airtight container until required. Far better to soak the fruit in the fruit juice before baking. In a large separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt and mixed spice.