Monday, 23 December 2013

Making of a Perfect Christmas Cake

Should a perfect Christmas cake be dark and rich or lighter and zestier? Crumbly-moist or sticky-wet, spongy or heavy? Armed with more such questions, I ventured into the buzzing kitchen of The Orchid at Vile Parle, Mumbai where the effervescent Chef Sunil had graciously accepted to conduct a master class.

As I walked down to the kitchen, the aroma of assorted dry fruits soaked in rum and brandy tickled my nostrils. Chef Sunil handed me a Chef’s hat and we were ready to embark on our cake-making adventure.

The Ingredients required are-

Butter – 750 Gms
Sugar- 500 Gms
Flour- 500 Gms
Eggs- 18 nos
Apple- 200 Gms, grated
Assorted Dry Fruit- 2 kg, pre soaked in rum, brandy and spices
Baking Powder- 50 Gms
Cake Crumbs- 200 Gms

Perfect Ingredients for a Perfect Cake
Perfect Ingredients for a Perfect Cake