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Christmas cake with candied fruits and raisins


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  • 375 g flour
  • salt
  • 50 g sugar
  • 1/2 sachet of vanilla sugar
  • 20 g fresh yeast baker
  • 13 ml of milk
  • 1 whole egg
  • 75 g butter
  • 100 g raisins
  • 100 g of orange and lemon confit
  • 75 g chopped almonds
  • Supplement: you can add a pinch of cinnamon
  • ginger and cardamom.
  • To glaze:
  • 1 egg yolk
  • For the filling: sugar in unlimited quantities


servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200 ° C (gas mark 6).

Mix the flour, salt, sugar, vanilla sugar and baking powder. Mix all with a tablespoon of warm milk. Then add the remaining milk, egg and softened butter. Make a ball of dough and leave to rise for 2 hours minimum in a place at steady room temperature. Add the raisins, confit fruit and spices (if you chose to).

Step 2

Form an oval bun or round crown, and sprinkle with almonds. Leave to rise for 30 minutes before baking for 1 hour. Brush with milk regularly. To check for doneness prick with a knife: it should come out clean: Dust with icing sugar as desired.

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