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K. MANIKANDAN
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Yummy pudding: Chefs mixing dry fruits and nuts as part of the annual cake mixing event at Taj.
Yummy pudding: Chefs mixing dry fruits and nuts as part of the annual cake mixing event at Taj.

Signalling the beginning of the Christmas and New Year festive season, Taj Madras Flight Kitchen organised a cake mixing event at its premises in Tirusulam on Wednesday.

P. Radhakrishnan, General Manager, Taj Madras Flight Kitchen, told Downtown that they kept their annual date with the annual cake mixing event and this signalled the commencement of the festive season.

About 500 kg of dry fruits including raisins, glazed red cherries, orange peel, turri frutti, black currants, dates, dried apricots, figs and prunes and nuts such as walnuts, cashew, almond flakes and pistachio were mixed with and placed in a huge cauldron. Spirits and syrups like golden syrup, molasses, honey and vanilla essence were poured into the mix.

The mix would be checked and churned at least once a week and by Christmas eve, it would be ready. Called ‘Christmas Plum Pudding,' it would be served to people travelling in flights served by their kitchen and also at Wings, the cake shop of Taj at the airport.

A huge portion of the pudding would also be served to underprivileged children. Kannan Natesan, Executive Chef, was also present on the occasion.

K. MANIKANDAN

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