So today, this happened. The baking began. OK, I know it is Christmas Eve eve!!! But, I seem to be well known for leaving everything until the last minute! LOL
About 1o years ago my best friend’s mum gave me a recipe for a fruit cake that would suit a diabetic. My dad has type one diabetes and loves fruit cake, so I decided to give it a go. And I have been making them ever since!
It’s easy to make. One saucepan is the only thing to wash! Boil the fruit and orange juice, add the bi-carb soda, the mixed spice and the brandy (and a touch more brandy!!) Then allow that to cool. Add the flours and carnation milk, mix and pour into a lined and greased baking tin. I always add almonds to the top and today’s cake is coated in flaked almonds – yum!
At this point, make sure the Christmas carols are blaring on the CD player, because now the house really smells like Christmas.
Cook the cake for about an hour an a half. Sing a lot! Wait.
It’s not a big thing that I do, but it is a tradition and I know that on Christmas day when I give my dad his Christmas cake he will be happy!
I have designed my recipe in a 6×4 project and printed it out for a lot of friends who have also had a go at cooking it. Because it is so easy and super delicious, it has become very popular!