Showing posts with label Christmas Dessert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas Dessert. Show all posts

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Kerala Plum Cake Recipe | Plum Cake Recipe With Ingredients

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Christmas is around the corner and it is time to party. You can't think about celebrating Christmas without a delicious Plum cake. Loaded with the goodness of dried nuts and fruits, this perfectly baked plum cake tastes best when served with a hot cup of coffee or tea. 

Plum cake is basically a fruit cake, and the best part it that it has a long shelf life as compared to other cream based cakes. To makes it even more interesting, you can tweak it as per your palate preference. You can use chocolate or whipped cream icing to make it even more delectable. 

Made with readily available ingredients in your kitchen, this recipe uses eggs, but if you are a vegetarian, then you can replace eggs with baking soda and half a cup yogurt. 

Kerala Plum Cake
You can also serve this Christmas recipe with a scoop of vanilla and chocolate ice cream and some fresh fruits. You can also drizzle some condensed milk over this cake for a delicious taste

In India plum cake has been served around the time of the Christmas holiday season, and may have additional ingredients such as rum or brandy added.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Kerala, India
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Calories: 542
Servings: 4


  • 250 gm refined flour
  • 150 gm brown sugar
  • 30 gm almonds
  • 30 gm walnuts
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 150 gm Unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
  • 100 gm prunes
  • 5 drop vanilla essence
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
For The Main Dish
  • 3 eggs

How to make Plum Cake:

Step 1
Take a large bowl and sieve together the flour and the baking powder. Keep it aside. Now in another bowl mix together the brown sugar and butter, till the sugar dissolves completely. Take the help of an electric blender. Now break the eggs and add them one by one. Keep beating the mixture till it is light and frothy.
Step 2
Gradually add the flour to this egg-butter and sugar mixture spoon by spoon so that no lumps are formed. Keep stirring to attain a smooth mixture. Add the milk and the vanilla essence and mix well. Add cinnamon powder and blend well. Allow the batter to rest for 10 minutes.
Step 3
Meanwhile chop the nuts and the prunes finely. Mix in the batter. Beat well again. reserve some nuts that you can put on top of the cake. Now pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees for 15 minutes. Prepare a baking tray by lining it with butter paper. Grease it with oil or butter and dust some flour. Add the batter.
Step 4
Bake at 180 degrees for one hour or at 200 degrees Celsius for 45 minutes. The temperature mostly depends on the type of oven you have. Insert a skewer to check if the cake is ready. If it comes out clean, take out the cake and place it on a wire rack to cool.
Step 5
Carefully take the cake out from the baking tray. Slice it and serve with tea, coffee or with an assortment of snacks. This cake also goes well with vanilla ice-cream. You can also make a quick icing by beating together one cup icing sugar and one cup unsalted butter. Mix vigorously, till the mixture becomes creamy. Put it in the fridge for one hour. Now put it in the piping bag and use it to decorate the cake. If you want your icing to be colourful, you can divide this butter-sugar mixture in two parts and the add the two colours of your choice in both the parts. Put them in separate icing bags and use them to rave up your cake. You can also use gems and chocolate chips to decorate your cake.

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Mother Christmas Cake Recipe With Ingredients

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The classic christmas cake with delicious apple pie covered in tarts and cherries. Christmas would be incomplete without relishing on this fruity-sweet cake.


Chef: Anil Dahiya The Bristol Hotel Gurugram
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Total Cook Time: 1 hr 45 mins
Recipe Servings: 4

Ingredients Of Mother Christmas Cake:

  • 3 Cups Tart Apples (2 large), peeled
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Apple juice
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extracts
  • 3 Cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Apple pie spice (cinnamon)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Cups Pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound Candied red cherries (halved)
  • 1/2 pound Candied green cherried (halved)
  • 1/2 pound Candied pineapple (diced)
  • Cashews (optional), salty

How to Make Mother Christmas Cake:

1.Line three 8x4-inch loaf pans with waxed paper
2.Grease the paper and set aside.
3.In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar and apple juice; let stand for 15 minutes.
4.In a bowl, combine the eggs, oil and vanilla.
5.Add to apple mixture; mix well.
6.Combine the flour, apple pie spice, baking soda and salt; add to apple mixture and mix well.
7.Fold in pecans, cherries and pineapple.
8.Pour into prepared pans.
9.Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
10.Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
11.Remove waxed paper.
12.Cool completely.

Key Ingredients: Tart Apples (2 large), Sugar, Apple juice, Eggs, Vegetable oil, Vanilla extracts, All-purpose flour, Apple pie spice (cinnamon), Salt, Pecans, Candied red cherries (halved), Candied green cherried (halved), Candied pineapple (diced), Cashews (optional)

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Gluten-Free Christmas Cake Recipe With Ingredients

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About Gluten-Free Christmas Cake Recipe:
Soak in the festivities of Christmas with these absolutely delicious, gluten free cake. Packed with the goodness of dry fruits mixed with orange-lemon zest, apple and jaggery syrup, this Christmas cake is just too delectable to resist.


Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 2 hrs 25 mins
Total Cook Time: 2 hrs 40 mins
Servings: 2
Chef: Gopal Jha
Restaurant: Grand Mercure - Bangalore

Ingredients Of Gluten-Free Christmas Cake:

  • 300 gms Christmas dry fruits (pre-soaked)
  • 1/2 orange zest
  • 1/2 lemon zest
  • 200 ml jaggery syrup
  • 150 almond flour
  • 100 apple, grated
  • 175 butter (softened)
  • 4 medium eggs

How to Make Gluten-Free Christmas Cake:

1.Preheat the oven to 140 degrees.
2.Put the remaining ingredients except the almond flour in a large bowl.
3.Beat with a hand-held electric mixer until well combined. Fold the almond flour well.
4.Grease a deep 23 cm round tin or 20 cm square cake tin with butter, line with a double layer of baking paper and grease the paper. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin.
5.Level the top and cover with a disc of baking paper.
6.Bake for about 2 hours until firm to the touch and a skewer pushed into the middle comes out clean. Leave the cake to cool in the tin.
7.When the cake has cooled, remove the baking paper disc; pierce the top in several places with a skewer, then pour over a little brandy. Remove the cake from the tin but keep it in the baking paper.
8.Wrap with more baking paper, then wrap with foil. Then store in a cool place to mature.
9.Decorate the cake glacé fruit, marzipan or ready-to-use icing.

Key Ingredients: Christmas dry fruits (pre-soaked), orange zest, lemon zest, jaggery syrup, almond flour, apple, butter (softened), eggs

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Panettone Recipe With Ingredients

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Panettone is an Italian type of dessert made with sweet bread loaf originally from Milan, usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year.

The procedure of making this cake like dessert is quite long but interesting.It involves ingredients like nuts, eggs and sugar. Have a wonderful Christmas with this delicious Panettone.


Cuisine: Italian
Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 8 hrs
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Cook Time: 8 hrs 40 mins
Servings: 10

Ingredients Of Panettone:

  • 250 Gram Flour T-45
  • 10 Gram Fresh Yeast
  • 75 Gram Castor Sugar
  • 155 Gram Milk
  • 75 Gram Whole Eggs
  • 20 Gram Egg Yolks
  • 80 Gram Butter, unsalted
  • 2.5 Gram Bread Improver
  • 3.5 Gram Salt
  • 80 Gram Raisins
  • 80 Gram Candied Orange
  • 35 Gram Candied Lemon
  • 35 Gram Red Cherries

How to Make Panettone:

Prepare the sponge:

1.Take a small bowl. Pour warm 30 gm of milk and add 5gm yeast to it.
2.Let it stand until yeast has dissolved. Stir in 30g of the flour, cover with cling film, and let stand 30 minutes, or until doubled.
3.Beat sugar, egg yolks & whole eggs together. Add to sponge and stir until well incorporated.
4.Combine butter and remaining flour until crumbly. Slowly pour in egg mixture.
5.Add in the rest of the ingredient except the fruits and beat on high speed 3 to 4 minutes, until dough is elastic looking and long strands form. Beat in candied fruit and raisins.
6.Take the dough into greased bowl, cover with cling film, and leave in a warm place to rise until doubled again, about 2 hours.
7.Once proofed take out the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead a few times to deflate.
8.Divide dough into 2 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and drop into prepared moulds. Let rise in a warm place for about two hours, until doubled again.
9.Heat oven to 200 C. Cut an X on top of each loaf with oiled scissors/blade. Brush tops of loaves lightly with egg wash.
10.After 10 minutes, lower heat to 190 C. Bake for 30 more minutes; if tops get too brown, cover with foil.
11.Loaves are done when a wooden skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.
12.Serve and enjoy.

Key Ingredients: Flour T-45, Fresh Yeast, Castor Sugar, Milk, Whole Eggs, Egg Yolks, Butter, Bread Improver, Salt, Raisins, Candied Orange, Candied Lemon, Red Cherries

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