Christmas is a borrowed festival which I love to celebrate. First of all.. There’s is a special place for the Christmas cake and then there is Santa. Aren’t they good reasons to have some good spirits.
Egg less Christmas plum cake- alcohol free
I really enjoyed the Christmas countdown during my days in Philippines. Everywhere people were gearing up for gifting, decorating, helping the community and celebrating. I love decorating the tree and soaking the fruit.
In the midst of all that i kept looking for the lovely Kerala style Christmas plum cake..
Finally came across an old snap piece of paper which my mom had hand written the recipe during one of my visits. That was a preparation with proper soaking and eggs.
This was a unique preparation, with a mild aroma from the cinnamon and cloves and with sweet bites of dry fruit. A hint of vanilla with the orange rind all made this cake so complex.Yet the cake is soft and crumbly to the touch.
Tweaking the recipe to its best over multiple trials here we are with the egg less alcohol free Christmas plum cake.
I did try various methods to soak the fruits but always felt the lingering taste of alcohol in them… Which I really did not like. Then came a long a simple solution. Made the almost perfect bake too good. Now, this eggless alcohol free version of Christmas plum cake is in super demand. It’s the second one I am baking this week… On demand.
Honestly I find this better than the doughy ones last time I bought out of greed from the store.
Next I would like to make the teacake from the tea stalls in Kerala…it has a lot of dark raisins and a hint of caraway seeds. If any of you have a recipe… Will love to try it and share it’s due credit.
Meanwhile you could try out a few of my simple beginner bakes