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macerating dried fruit for christmas cake.. fridge or bench?
« on: December 12, 2012, 02:58:17 am »
I have been macerating dried fruit in brandy for christmas cake in the fridge, but I really need the fridge space - would it be okay in an airtight container at room temp? I want to leave them for a few more days yet.

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Re: macerating dried fruit for christmas cake.. fridge or bench?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 03:46:02 am »
I always macerate my Christmas fruit in an airtight container in the pantry for at least 3 weeks. Shouldn't be a problem alcohol kills anything, doesn't it?? ;)

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Re: macerating dried fruit for christmas cake.. fridge or bench?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 03:57:39 am »
I leave mine on the bench, makes it so easy to taste it each time I walk past, ;D just have to make sure I put extra in so there is enough for the  recipe.

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Re: macerating dried fruit for christmas cake.. fridge or bench?
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 05:22:19 am »
On the bench. 

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Re: macerating dried fruit for christmas cake.. fridge or bench?
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 05:35:18 am »
Awesome! Frees up some bench space. I will just have to keep DD1 (who is 6 out of it)... she keeps eyeing off the bits of apricot  ;D

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Re: macerating dried fruit for christmas cake.. fridge or bench?
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 05:58:34 am »
 
Awesome! Frees up some bench space. I will just have to keep DD1 (who is 6 out of it)... she keeps eyeing off the bits of apricot  ;D

It might help her sleep.

We have always left ours on the bench. It has never gone off yet.

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Re: macerating dried fruit for christmas cake.. fridge or bench?
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 12:02:59 pm »
I always leave mine on the bench too then I can stir it or rotate the jar it's in every time I go past.
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

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