5 Ways to Eat Fruit Cake
Fruit cake is a very traditional cake that is often eaten for afternoon tea and is a key part of family celebrations such as Weddings, Christmas, Easter and Birthdays. Whilst it is undeniably delicious by itself, here are some intriguing food and drink pairings:
1. (As expected) with a nice Cuppa Tea
The most popular and traditional way of eating fruit cake is with a nice pot of tea. You can’t beat a slice of fruit cake with your favourite cuppa! You don’t have to miss out when you are out and about either - as our individual slices of fruit cake are perfect to pop in your rucksack with a flask of tea when out cycling or walking.
2. A slice of cheese
Eating cheese with fruit cake may sound a little strange at first (especially if you’re not from Yorkshire where we find it quite normal!); but the sweetness of the fruit from a fruitcake contrasts beautifully with the sharp, saltiness of the cheese, giving it an instant lift. Try our sweet tasting Cherry Orchard fruit cake with its almondy notes with a strong variety like Stilton.
3. A Glass of Something Fizzy
A bottle of fizz can make a celebration of any occasion. Our Ginger Tingle Fruit Cake will leave your tastebuds dancing & tingling for more; so teams up wonderfully with a glass of celebratory bubbles!
4. Dark, strong coffee
A rich chocolatey fruit cake, Coco Bazaar, full of Eastern flavours pairs up perfectly with a rich, aromatic cup of coffee. Both dark and mysterious, the bitterness of the coffee complements the sweetness of the fruit cake perfectly. A real indulgent treat.
5. Simple Ice cream
A fruit cake and ice cream partnership is always a winner! Simple flavours of ice cream like vanilla or even chocolate offer a complimentary taste to fruit cakes. If the fruit cake is a little spicy like our Cinnamon Pippin, a lemon ice cream will help cleanse the palette. Or why not embrace the “Yorkshire thing” completely and serve with a Wensleydale Ice Cream!
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