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Gary’s Whisky Fruit Cake

Legendary whisky lover and long-time Club Member Gary Hn loves to bake almost as much as he loves whisky. So baking with whisky is pretty much his version of heaven! Gary has been kind enough to share his favourite whisky fruit cake recipe for all to try, it’s super simple to make and tastes absolutely delicious!

Method

Soak the dried fruit in milk and whisky for at least 4 hours (overnight if possible). Pre-heat oven to 150°, line two bread pans (mine are 13cm x 22cm). Place the fruit and milk/whisky into a very large bowl and add the flour — mix thoroughly. Split between the two loaf pans and then bake for around 55 mins to 1 hour. Check with a skewer, if it comes out clean they’re ready. If not pop them back in the oven for another 5 minutes. If you want to make your cakes super-rich, let them cool and add a couple of spoons of whisky on top.

Ingredients

  • 1kg dried mixed fruit
  • 280g self-raising flour
  • 560mL milk
  • 50–60mL whisky

Serving suggestion
Pour yourself a dram (GlenDronach of course ?) and enjoy!

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