Glazed Christmas Ring Recipe

Glazed Christmas Ring Recipe

Ingredients : Makes one 25cm ring cake

225 g

175 g

175 g

175 g

90 ml

45 ml

225 g

225 g

5

250 g

15 ml

15 ml

115 g

115 g

50 g

50 g

1

30 ml

 

To decorate

150 ml

15 ml

175 g

115 g

75 g

Sultanas

Raisins

Currants

Dried figs, chopped

Whisky

Orange juice

Butter

Dark soft brown sugar

Eggs

Plain flour

Baking powder

Mixed spice

Glace cherries, chopped

Brazil nuts, chopped

Chopped mixed peel

Ground almonds

Orange, grated rind and juice

Orange marmalade

 

 

Thick-cut orange marmalade

Orange juice

Glace cherries

Dried figs, halved

Whole brazil nuts

Method :
  • Put the dried fruits in a bowl, pour over 60 ml of the whisky and all the orange juice and marinate overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 160oC/325oF/Gas 3. Line and grease a 25cm ring mould. Cream the butter and sugar.
  • Beat in the eggs.
  • Sift together the remaining flour, baking powder and mixed spice.
  • Fold into the egg mixture, alternating with the rest of the ingredients, except the whisky.
  • Transfer to the tin and bake for 1 hour, then reduce the over temperature to 150oC/300oF/Gas 2 and bake for a further 13/4 - 2 hours.
  • Prick the cake all over and pout over the reserved whisky. Cool in the tin for 30 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.
  • Boil the marmalade and orange juice for 3 minutes. Stir in the fruits and nuts.
  • Cool, then spoon over the cake and leave to set.

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