How Do You Make A British Christmas Cake?
British Christmas Cake is a rich fruit cake found in many homes throughout the United Kingdom over the holidays. Some people use this rich cake for weddings since it contains lots of indulgences such as sherry wine, sultanas and dried fruit. It can be covered with marzipan and topped with festive decorations to become the centerpiece of the holiday table. Prepare the fruit. Soak the raisins, currants, sultanas, glace fruit and candied peel in the sherry overnight. Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare flour mixture. Sift the flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg over large bowl. In separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time until thoroughly combined. Slowly fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture until blended. Add the fruit. Stir in the soaked fruit, along with the orange and lemon peel. Combine thoroughly until evenly mixed. Prepare to bake. Line the outside of the cake pan with brown paper to help seal the heat. Pour cake batter into pan