This recipe is suitable for gluten free, grain free, dairy free and paleo diets and is only sweetened with dried fruit. It has been adapted from Teresa Cutter’s “Healthy Christmas Cake” recipe but has been given a boozy twist by soaking the dried fruit in a mix of brandy and whisky. Additional spices blend perfectly with the orange and the combination of dates, figs and raisins is heavenly. The cake is dense, moist and so full of flavour – the healthy makeover is just an added bonus!
Traditional karidopita is definitely an indulgence. It is usually made with breadcrumbs, lots of butter and sugar. This variation uses rice malt syrup and raw honey for sweetness and contains a lot less butter than traditionally used. Ensure you use a good quality butter – we recommend an organic and grass fed variety. This recipe is gluten free, grain free, paleo and lactose free and is easily adaptable to be dairy free. It is full of warming spices and an earthiness that makes it a perfect winter dessert.