Topic: soaking dried fruit in alcohol
just wondered how long everyone soaks their xmas cake dried fruit in alcohol for?
i usually put mine to soak in whatevers lying around (bit of grand marnier, sherry and port this year!) around the last week of the summer hols, and leave it until the last day of the half term to make the christmas cake.
had 8 excellent cakes doing this, but colleagues have said they only leave theirs a few days. its a bit of a family tradition that has led me to soak the fruit for 6-8 weeks and made me wonder if there was any benefit/detriment to the length of time involved?
what does everyone else do?