Brandy-Soaked Mixed Dried Fruit. Brandy Aged Fruitcake is so rich & delicious. Brandy softens the fruit and mellows the cake part of the Brandy-Aged Fruitcake. Traditional Aged Fruitcake with dried fruits, spice and lots of brandy.
Packed with real dried fruits, and loads of brandy, this will make you and your family a believer in real fruit cake! In a large airtight container, soak all dried fruits in ¾ cup Brandy. Marinate over night, turning fruit frequently to ensure it is all evenly marinated. You can have Brandy-Soaked Mixed Dried Fruit using 3 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Brandy-Soaked Mixed Dried Fruit
- Prepare 1 of Dried fruits (of your choice).
- You need 1 of Rum or brandy.
- Prepare 1 of Airtight container (jar etc.).
Why not simply forego the brandy? Because Aunt Margaret decreed that the fruitcake must be soaked, and soaked it shall be. Though the brandy delivery issue is resolved, yet another fruitcake controversy is brewing. Mama noticed a suspicious drop in the brandy level from one Christmas to.
Brandy-Soaked Mixed Dried Fruit instructions
- Boil water in a large pan to cover the air-tight jar. Immerse the jar and lid in the boiling water and boil for about 5 minutes. Air dry on a clean cloth or rack..
- Put dry fruit in the jar. (Finely chop them if necessary.).
- Pour rum or brandy of your liking into the jar until the dry fruit are just covered..
- Stir well with a spoon etc. Seal with a lid and rest in a cool dark place for about a week until the dry fruit absorb the liqueur well..
- Point 1: Stir well with a clean spoon etc before you eat..
- Point 2: It's better to store the jar at where it keeps the same temperature thorough a year, so I keep the jar at the back of the refrigerator..
- Point 3: Top up the dry fruit and liqueur after you consume some of the fruit or if you have extra dry fruit, then you can enjoy this dessert forever..
- Recommended dried fruit: Various kinds of raisins, figs, orange peel, apricots and cranberries..
I used the brandy to soak into the dried fruit (simply because I can't stand to not change a recipe) and then doubled it and used loaf pans. I made a mistake – I used three but really four need to be used. My children love this and my mother has asked for the recipe. A good dark rum would work quite well. This actually sounds like a fantastic idea.