• The festive season is nigh and festivities have begun in the city in earnest
The Sarova Stanley Nairobi held its annual cake-mixing ceremony on Friday, symbollically ushering in the Christmas season.
The session was hosted by Chef Don Githua of Sarova Stanley, who explained that cake mixing ideally involves preparing and mixing dry fruits, nuts, wine, rum, brandy and whiskey with other essential ingredients in the preparation for the Christmas cake. The melange will then be allowed to ferment slowly and baked at the appropriate time for guests to enjoy during the holiday season.
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 The festive season is nigh and festivities have begun in the city. traditional plum cake.