Kathmandu,16 November,2014: To mark the upcoming Christmas celebrations, Hotel Annapurna organised an annual cake-mixing ceremony at its premises , in Durbarmarg, on November 15. The cake- mixing activity is traditionally consideredÂ a way to usher in the season of good tidings and happiness.
Held at the hotelâ€™s Juneli Bar Terrace, this yearâ€™s cake-mixing ceremony was attended by children from Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF), media representatives and hotel staff. The programme was moderated by the hotelâ€™s general manager, Abhinav Narsingh Rana, who says that the ceremony is a fun way to start preparing for Christmas.
During the event, students from NYF and other representatives from various social organisations gathered around the table to mix all the ingredientsâ€”plum, raisin, mixed peels, apricot, almond flax and candied orange, among others.
To add more flavour and to make the fruitcake moist, the liquid ingredientsâ€”including beer, rum and champagneâ€”were later folded in with the dry ones.
The fruit cake will be served to guests on December 25, Christmas Day.
â€œThe mixtures of the various ingredients were packed and then stored in a dry place for a long time, to allow for the developing of enticing aromas and flavours,â€ the chef of Hotel Annapurna, Situ Ratna Sthapit, said.
â€œA certain amount of the proceeds collected from the event will go towards benefitting the children of NYF,â€ the hotelâ€™s Communication Executive, Garima Rana, said.