FESTIVE TOAST: ABC Riverina's Simon Wallace and TAFE NSW's Sara Morley get ready to tuck into some scrumptious Christmas cake.
Dense, decadent, boozy, spicy and studded with fruit, Sara Morley’s homemade Christmas cake won’t just evoke memories of Christmases past – it'll also save you a pretty penny.
On her weekly TAFE Buds segment with Simon Wallace on ABC Riverina this week, the TAFE NSW identity offered some handy hacks to bake a Christmas cake that would make Ebenezer Scrooge himself giggle in delight.
“Outside of family, food is one of the highlights of Christmas and when I think Christmas lunch, I think glazed ham and cake,” Ms Morley said.
“Make it yourself, cook it from the heart and you will have a Christmas cake that is cheaper than a store-bought one and far more authentic.”
Ms Morley ditches the nuts for her signature cake, and instead uses two unlikely secret ingredients – cocoa and cardamom.
Throw in mixed fruit, Cointreau and some added citrus zing (on top of all the other usual ingredients), and you’re on the way to a truly festive day.
If you’d like to sharpen your baking skills or consider a career in cooking, there are a smorgasbord of courses available at TAFE NSW. For more information, visit https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/cookery-and-wine-courses