"Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people,"
This weekend is stir up Sunday. Traditionally a day to make the family Christmas cake with 13 ingredients to faithfully represent the 13 disciples of Jesus. A good fun thing to do I think and perhaps the start of feeling a touch 'Christmassy' even if you are not the church going type!
We have two different recipes for you with, naturally, full instructions for Aga range cookers! Click here for Christmas cake tins if you need a new one!
First is Antonias boozy recipe! Rum, brandy AND sherry to soak?! Hic! Her number one tip?
- Some people choose to bake their Christmas cake overnight but if you haven’t tried this method before, I would suggest baking during the day so that you can keep an eye on things. The temperature of the simmering oven can vary greatly from one Aga range cooker to the next – a 9 inch square cake takes about 7 hours in my Dual Control Aga range cooker. An older model may take longer – up to 10 hours. If your Aga range cooker runs on the hotter side, you should check after 5 hours.
Alternatively try our vegan Christmas cake recipe for Aga range cookers. Enjoy this moist cake warm with a dollop of brandy cashew cream, or ice as you would a standard cake.