Monday, December 27, 2010

Not Your Standard Korean Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

Zenkimchi may have the best rundown on Korean Christmas cakes this year, but I''m able to show you something a little different. This tiny Christmas bundle of joy was baked by my mother, brought over by my father and has been maturing for a month or so (as all good Christmas cakes should).

Christmas Cake

A dense fruitcake covered in a layer of marzipan and then a layer of fondant icing makes for a delicious way to celebrate the seasonal holidays. I have no need for ice cream cakes or fresh fruit sponges, this is the perfect cure for the wintertime blues.


Anonymous said...

Hi there,

The Christmas cake looks gorgeous!

Could you post the recipe of the cake later if you don't mind? Thanks.

BTW, what do you mean by 'maturing for a month'? Is it like you put it in the refrigerator?

(The holiday is over.. but..)
Happy Christmas!

Paul Ajosshi said...

I'll see if I can get the recipe from my mum for you...

This kind of fruit cake improves over time, you don't need to put it in the fridge, just in a cool place in an airtight container. Then leave it for a few weeks.

You can also "feed" the cake, that's when you poke holes in the bottom and let it absorb a shot of whiskey or brandy every week. You end up with a delicious and rather intoxicating cake.

Happy Christmas to you!

ZenKimchi said...

Now THAT'S a cake!

Unknown said...

Happy new year!!!Good luck!

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