I know it may sound early – but now is a great time to start marinating the fruit for your Christmas cakes! I suggest using sultanas, raisins, currants, prunes, apricots, cranberries and glacé cherries for your fruit mix.
Method: Use scissors to cut your dried fruit into small pieces, then add fresh lemon juice and zest, fresh orange juice and zest and your choice of alcohol (brandy, rum or cherry). Then cover your fruit and mix every second day for at least a week. If the fruit looks parched, add more alcohol!