How to make a Christmas cake with four ingredients: Home Baker shares her recipe – and says that apple juice and elderberry key are the key to success
- A smart home chef has unveiled her simple recipe for a no-fail Christmas cake
- The festive treat is made with mixed fruit, orange and apple juice and alcohol
- The mixture was left overnight before two cups of self-rising flour were added
- When the batter was ready, the cake was cooked in a slow cooker for eight hours
An Australian mother has revealed her recipe for a no-fail Christmas cake and enthusiastic home chefs are going wild.
The woman shared a photo on a Facebook group of her most recent creation – a photo she said was & # 39; baked & # 39; with the help of a slow cooker.
She explained that the festive treat was made using a kilo of mixed fruit and juice – a mix of apple and orange – and elderberry juice.
As is standard with Christmas cakes, the dried fruit needs time to absorb the liquid, something the woman said she did by leaving the mixture overnight & # 39 ;.
So what's the secret to the success of the cake?
This generous Christmas cake (photo) was cooked with just four ingredients and baked for 8 hours in a slow cooker & # 39;
The cake was cooked for eight hours using a slow cooker on low
After the mixture had had sufficient time to rest, the woman said she had added two cups of self-rising flour.
& # 39; Mix fruit & # 39; overnight with liquid, stir in the flour and cook on low for eight hours, discard water 1/2 in the form, & she said.
Although she used a slow cooker to cook the cake, she first placed the uncooked batter in a can.
She then added water to the device and made sure she did not fill her slow cooker beyond half the baking tin.
The cake was allowed to cook for eight hours at a low temperature setting.
The steam generated by the slow cooker drenches the mixture and creates a Christmas cake that & # 39; steamed & # 39; is baked instead of baked.
As expected, her post generated a flurry of commentary from interested home cooks, all willing to try the simple recipe.
One person said: & # 39; I feel we should try this & # 39; while another quickly added & # 39; sounds great, it can try & # 39 ;.
Others who responded to the post said they had modified the recipe with additions such as chai tea and the more adventurous choice for the malty flavors of beer.
What is needed for the no-fail four-ingredient Christmas cake?
A kilo of mixed fruit
750 ml of liquid (this can be a mix of orange, apple juice and port)
Two cups of self-rising flour
Mix fruit & # 39; overnight with liquid. When the mixture is ready, stir in the flour and cook on low heat for eight hours.
Make sure the cake is in a separate tin and add water. It is important to ensure that you do not fill past the center line of the cake pan.
It is not the first time that a Christmas cake with four ingredients is shared online – although a person who revealed his recipe said he had cooked the cake with a tea towel under the lid.
According to Slow cooker Central, the use of a tea towel is a must when cooking certain foods because it absorbs extra moisture.
& # 39; This (the tea towel) is intended to absorb condensation and prevent it from dripping into the dish.
& # 39; It is often used in making cakes and bread, etc. That you do not want to get moist. & # 39;
When using a tea towel with a slow cooker, it is advisable to fold excess fabric onto the lid to prevent it from hanging over the hot outer jacket of the slow cooker.
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