Rum/Brandy: As Required to soak
Chop all the dried fruits and nuts to bite size pieces
Combine everything well
Shake the jar once in a while and at any time you feel the mixture has become dry add some more rum/brandy.
Do this until you use the mixture to make cake.
I did not mention the quantity of nuts and dry fruits, but i soaked approx 2 cups everything combined
You can use any nuts like almonds, pistachios and any dry fruits or candied orange peel or ginger peel.
If you need an alcohol free version soak the fruits and nuts in orange juice before 1 day of baking
|Dry Fruits & Nuts Soaked in Orange Juice(Alcohol Free Version)|
The glass jar you use should be clean and dry and have a tight fitting lid.
|After 2 months of soaking in rum|
|Strained and ready to be added to cake batter|