The best Christmas cake recipe I have tried. It was a great success last year and I look forward to trying it again this year. I used brandy and let it mature for about 8 weeks feeding it more brandy every now and again.

Simmer-&-stir Christmas cake

The best Christmas cake recipe I have tried. It was a great success last year and I look forward to trying it again this year. I used brandy and let it mature for about 8 weeks feeding it more brandy every now and again.

Christmas cake ~ Jamaicans take Christmas seriously. Very, very seriously.   And there is nothing that symbolizes how much preparation and forethought goes into the one day than in the baking of the Christmas Cake. Several pounds of dried mixed fruits, prunes, raisins, cherries are purchased and soaked in rum and red wine months in advance and the grumblings about the high cost of basic food items die down as homemakers set out to buy around 20 different ingredients for one dish.

Jamaican Christmas Cake

Christmas cake ~ Jamaicans take Christmas seriously. Very, very seriously. And there is nothing that symbolizes how much preparation and forethought goes into the one day than in the baking of the Christmas Cake. Several pounds of dried mixed fruits, prunes, raisins, cherries are purchased and soaked in rum and red wine months in advance and the grumblings about the high cost of basic food items die down as homemakers set out to buy around 20 different ingredients for one dish.

Lovely Rich Christmas Fruitcake from Hannah Hossack-Lodge this'll look great on Christmas Day.  http://domesticgothess.com/blog/2016/12/02/rich-christmas-fruitcake/

Rich Christmas Fruitcake

Lovely Rich Christmas Fruitcake from Hannah Hossack-Lodge this'll look great on Christmas Day. http://domesticgothess.com/blog/2016/12/02/rich-christmas-fruitcake/

Recipe for Bacardi Rum Cake - Rum-Soaked Cake

Caribbean Bacardi Rum-soaked Cake

One day I will try this. This super-easy recipe just requires 5 ingredients, and it's always a crowd favorite! | gimmesomeoven.com

Easy (& Flameless!) Pineapple Foster

One day I will try this. This super-easy recipe just requires 5 ingredients, and it's always a crowd favorite! | gimmesomeoven.com

Rum and raisin fudge -   3 tbsp rum   100g (4oz) raisins (soaked in the rum for 1 hour)  397g can sweetened condensed milk  100g (4oz) butter  500g (1lb 2oz) light muscovado sugar   30cm/8in sq tin lined with baking parchment or foil

Rum and raisin fudge - 3 tbsp rum 100g (4oz) raisins (soaked in the rum for 1 hour) 397g can sweetened condensed milk 100g (4oz) butter 500g (1lb 2oz) light muscovado sugar 30cm/8in sq tin lined with baking parchment or foil

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