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15.11.2016

EMMA SLEIGHT

Food & wine editor

A SLICE OF CHRISTMAS

Welcome the season with a piece of fruity, nutty cake, guaranteed to put you in a festive mood

There’s nothing like the spicy, rich flavours of a brandy-laced and royal-iced Christmas cake to signal the arrival of the holiday season. This year, M&S’s expert bakers have developed the ultimate showstopper: a moist, dense, eight-month matured jewelled poinsettia version that’s packed with fruit and almonds, swathed in marzipan and snow-white icing and hand finished with gold and copper-lustred petals and gems. The port-soaked Vostizza currants are grown in the mountains in the Aeghion region of Greece, in a microclimate and rich soil that help give them a distinct flavour, while the flame raisins are dried from extra sweet and juicy red grapes. Let the feasting commence!
Shop the Christmas cake

“Serve this DECORATIVE cake
with lashings of brandy cream
and a glass of tawny port”

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