I’m sharing a decadent winter dessert with you all today – Spicy Fruit Cakes with Whiskey Caramel. You might need to distance yourself from this totally addictive caramel sauce because it’s pretty much the best thing I’ve ever tasted!
This recipe is perfect if you are looking at spoiling your housemates with a comforting, warming and delicious winter pudding.
On The Rocks Please…or Neat
A couple of years ago I fell in love with a man who also loved whiskey. He taught me to appreciate the distinct flavours and aromas and got me to enjoy it on the rocks.
It was our drink. I felt sophisticated in a way, holding the frosty glass with the golden liquid it held. I felt at ease as it warmed my belly and flushed my cheeks. Maybe it was the fact that I was smitten, but nevertheless. I married that whiskey lover and since then I do enjoy a good whiskey and was thrilled when I got asked to collaborate with Redbreast on this amazing recipe.
Product of Ireland
If you enjoy a glass of “water of life” every now and then, you must taste the amazing Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey – Redbreast. Single Pot Still Whiskey is unique to Ireland in general and this idea was brought forth by the Midleton Distillery, in Midleton Ireland. The story is that the name “Redbreast” itself refers to the bird, Robin Redbreast, and is attributed to the then Chairman of Gilbey who was an avid bird-fancier.
Made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley and then triple distilled in copper pot stills, and matured in oak casks for not less than 12 years – Redbreast stood steadfast in its belief of the tradition and significance of single pot still Irish whiskey – full flavoured, spicy and fruity with toasted wood notes, and a harmonious balance of spice, cream, fruit, and sherry.
Warming Winter Dessert
I decided to incorporate all the fruit and spice tasting notes and created a Spicy Fruit Cake with Whiskey Caramel. I used sultanas, seedless raisins, dates, dried figs and red apple with warming spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Orange zest and vanilla are also present to allow the ease of citrus to cut through each bite. The star of this dessert, however, is the Whiskey Caramel Sauce. Make sure you make extra to keep in the fridge, to drizzle over ice cream and waffles.
Lite those fires, pour that Redbreast and enjoy a delicious boozy dessert with the crowd!
*Thank you to Redbreast for sponsoring this post