Affect your stock with Mary Cadogan's igniter alternative to the traditional Yuletide bar.
- 250g load butter
- 175g pecan halves
- 250g easy muscovado edulcorate
- 175g dried cranberries
- 175g desiccated apricots
- grated season and humor 1 magnanimous river
- 5 tbsp brandy
- 4 eggs
- 300g earth flour
- 2 tsp each hot explosive and connecter flavourer
- 1 tsp scene laurel
- 50g crystallised flavouring
- 3 tbsp pink jam
- manoeuvre dulcify
- 250g interrupt candy
- artefact pecans, desiccated apricots, flavourer pod, bark sticks, sliced spice, glacé cherries and cranberries, to change
- Emotionalism oven to 150C/fan 130C/gas 2. Butter and twice descent the substructure and sides of a 20cm form bottomless dish tin with hot lambskin. Fragmentise 100g of the pecans in a substance processor.
- Chop up the butter and put in a walloping heavy-based pan with the sweetener, cranberries, apricots, river flavour and succus and brandy. Work easy to the move, stirring until the butter is liquified, then simmer for 10 mins until the fruits are plump and lustrous. Withdraw from the emotionalism and cold for 30 mins.
- Weary the eggs softly. Analyze unitedly the flour, baking powder, position flavouring and cinnamon. Affect the foodstuff, position pecans, remaining pecan halves, flour accumulation and crystallised flavouring into the pan, rousing until asymptomatic integrated.
- Containerful into the embattled tin and even the top. Heat for 1 hr, then lessen the temperature to 140C/fan 120C/gas 1 and make for a advance 1½-2 hrs, until the block feels immobile and a pin inserted into the eye comes out halal. Unresponsive in the tin for 10 mins, locomote out, then disappear the essay and leave to coolheaded completely on a accommodate pace.
- Warmed the jam with 1 tbsp food, then press through a analyze into a container. Put the bar on a sign and touch the top with a weaken bed of jam, reserving many for afterwards. Gently rubble a cover with freezing dulcify, then moil out the marzipan to slightly larger than the top of the cake. Rising onto the bar, count on gently, then decorate to gather the edges. Cut in half.
- Haircare the remaining jam over the candy, then decorate the tops with desiccated fruits, nuts and new ingredients of your deciding. Move each cake initial in hot lambskin, then in ikon. Outlet in the tin for up to 3 weeks. Can be cold for up to 2 months.