As the festive season gets underway with Christmas and New Year approaching, cake mixing becomes a dedicatory event across India and the World. Cake Mixing is a wonderful event which brings people together in merriment to bake everyone’s favourite exquisite delicacy – The Christmas Cake and the Plum Pudding. Christmas is no convivial without the traditional Christmas cake, and baking is not an easy task… the preparations start months before the big day! This ritual is celebrated and marked for the birth of Jesus Christ, people organise it as an event to spread warmth and joy of the mesmerising festive season of Christmas. Not only Christians but also people from other religions have started celebrating it.
SSCA celebrated ceremonial cake mixing with Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Pro Chancellor Symbiosis International University, Chef Atul Gokhale, Director Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts and and Chefs and Chef-Students of SSCA on 14th Nov at the state-of-the-art Culinary Labs of Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts at Lavale Campus.
Cake Mixing is a fore token of happiness and well being, it dates back to the 17th century in Europe. The method of Cake mixing consists of dry fruits like raisins, black currants, prunes, glazed dates, cherries, candied oranges peel, nuts like cashew, pistachios and almond, mixed together in wine, spirits, honey and fresh juices. The alcohol is profusely added into all dry nuts and berries along with magic of freshly ground spices.
The ceremony involves tossing all dry ingredients in the liquid mixture till a point where all the dry ingredients are immensely coated with the liquid, which is then steeped for over a month in a dry sealed glass bottle. This mixture requires frequent stirring to make sure that all the nuts are enough nicely steeped in the mixture.
Happy cake mixing to all you cake crazy people out there!