A festive treat filled with dried fruit and marzipan. A delicious bite size treat!
Here’s what you need to get started;
- 75g raisins
- 25g candied peel
- 25g dried cranberries
- 2 tbsp brandy
- 75ml milk
- 75g butter
- Zest of 1 orange
- 1 tsp yeast
- 225g GF bread flour
- 1 tbsp caster sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp mixed spice
- 2 cardamom pods, with the seeds removed and crushed
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 tsp icing sugar to dust
- 200g marzipan
Firstly, mix together the dried fruit, cranberries and candied peel with 1 tablespoon of the brandy. Set aside for at least 2 hours.
In a pan, heat the milk, 50g of the butter and the orange zest until the butter has melted and it’s starting to steam. Leave to cool slightly, when it’s lukewarm stir in the yeast.
In a bowl mix together the flour, sugar, spices and a pinch of salt. Pour in the milk mixture with the beaten eggs until a dough forms. Knead on a floured surface for 10 minutes.
Transfer to a bowl, cover with oiled cling film and leave in a warm place to double in size for 1-2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 180, sprinkle icing sugar on a flat surface and then roll out the marzipan. Roll out to around 20cm square.
Tip the dough onto to a floured surface and pour over the soaked fruit and knead together until combined. Divide the dough in half and roll out on 20cm square and addthe marzipan on top. Roll out the other half of the dough and add on to the top. Transfer to a greased tin, cover with oiled cling film and leave in a warm place for 30 minutes.
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, remove and leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes. Then remove from the tin and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Cut into bite size pieces. Combine together the remaining melted butter and brandy and brush each piece. Dust each piece with a sprinkle of icing sugar.