Cake mixing fun at Yak and Yeti

KATHMANDU: Christmas is all set to start in a few days with its own fervour and charm making people happy with the exchange of gifts and merrymaking. Enjoying delicious food items too are a part of the celebration of this festival. How could Christmas be Christmas without the Christmas cake? So as to make preparations for the festival Hotel Yak and Yeti, Durbar Marg held its Christmas cake mixing on December 7.

Martine Bassareau, Ambassador of France, wives of different diplomats and other invitees happily took part in the mixing. They mixed various ingredients required for a traditional plum pudding. They mixed the rich dry ingredients — sultanas, black currants, raisins, almond slices, lemon peels, cinnamon powder, dried cherries, prunes and others — as per instructions given by Pratap Mohan Dhaubhadel, the hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef. “Mix it slowly,” was his instruction to the mixers.

For that touch liquor were poured in. “It is necessary to soak these ingredients in liquor for at least two weeks. To make it taste better, apple and egg too will be added along with some spices then after,” Chef Dhaubhadel added.

Sangeeta Thapa, Art Curator, who was there at the event shared, “It is fun to take part in such a ceremony despite all the problems here in the country. I am looking forward to the cake. There is a feel of happiness.”

Bassareau shared that it was “lovely and an exciting moment to be a part of such an event.”

The cake will be available from December 21 in the hotel’s lobby.