You know it is Christmas when the jingle bells sound and for the Sarova Panafric Family, the Christmas mood organically sets in as soon as the traditional cake mixing ceremony is conducted. The cake mixing session is Panafric’s signature way of welcoming the festive season.
The guests were excited to mix the contents that will go into the Christmas Cake for the holidays, and got to work creating an aromatic mix from the various ingredients laid out.
The history of cake mixing dates back to the 17th century as the harvest season arrived. During this period a lot of fruits and nuts were harvested and prepared to go and make a traditional plum cake.
The fruits are laid out and then spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg are sprinkled into the mix. Next comes alcohol, which is poured on the mixing table. People then mix this up. The color and aroma then start to surface the surrounding which is usually heartwarming.
As the liquids drain into the mélange, the spirits in the atmosphere get high and memorable. The soaked mix is put into jars and left for a few weeks for the fruits to soak up the alcohol to give a moist, juicy, delectable cake.
This is the season to be jolly.