"Sugar and spice; and everything nice " is found in this fruitcake.
It has everything sweet and nice in it.
This fruitcake consisted of 2 nuts: walnuts and pecans,
a whole array of wonderful dried fruits like apricots,raisins,sultanas,dates and figs.
Candied fruits used are orange peel and ginger and glacé cherries.
Spices included are cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
This is an adapted version from Mary Berry's fruitcake recipe.
All the dried fruits were macerated in Myers's Rum the night before baking.
Pan was lined with a strip of buttered parchment paper that extends about 2 inches above the pan.
Mixture was then poured in and decorated with whole blanched almonds.
The pan was lined with another layer of parchment for that slow 2-3 hours bake in the oven.
Cake having a quick photoshot before retiring into paper and foil wraps with regular feeding of rum til Christmas.
After weeks of maturing the fruitcake, it is all ready on Christmas morning.