Candied fruit cubes are often used by professionals when making desserts and sweets. These fruit cubes greatly contribute to the colour and flavour of the creations, attracting consumers to taste the ice creams, yoghurts, cocktails or cakes.
It is also easy to find these fun cubes in cakes, pastries, chocolates or other Christmas delicacies such as marzipan, turron or the requisite Roscón de Reyes which families eat together on that magical day for children.
However, candied fruit cubes are not only used in typically Spanish desserts and sweets, they are also found in desserts from across the world such as English fruit cake or Italian pannetone. It would be hard to imagine these internationally famous desserts without their candied fruit ingredient. Without candied fruit, these desserts would be a weaker version of the original, although it is worth pointing out that nowadays both are also being made with different flavours to suit all tastes.
Different uses for candied fruit
The very aspect that candied fruit cubes have make them ideal for making all sorts of pastry products. The mixture of flavours, aromas, colours and textures are, without a doubt, a deep attraction for professional bakers when opting to use the highest quality preserved fruit in their dishes. Here are a few of the uses candied fruit cubes have in sweets and desserts that we know.
Candied fruit in sponge cake
Sponge cake is one of the most popular baked products that we consume, perhaps because it is used as the base for so many layered cakes. There are an infinite number of sponge cakes and candied fruit cubes can add flavour and colour to any one of them.
In order for the candied fruit cubes to blend perfectly into the sponge cake mix, the best way to do this is to first beat the eggs and sugar, then add butter that is at room temperature, then add flour and a raising agent and, finally, the candied fruit. After mixing it all together properly, we add the mixture to a big flat mould, as the candied fruit tend to sink to the bottom and thus not very hidden from sight. One way of avoiding this happening is to slightly dust the fruit cubes with flour before mixing them into the dough.
Candied fruit cubes in chocolate
Cocoa and chocolate are, without a doubt, some of the most popular ingredients in all sorts of cakes and baked goods. Chocaholics can find a wide range of chocolate bars with different flavours and some surprising combinations, such as nuts with candied fruit, which is a real taste sensation.
Professional chocolatiers making this confectionary temper the chocolate in order to make it shiny and crunchy, and, of course, then add the novelty ingredients of candied apricot or berry cubes alongside the pistachio nuts, almonds, hazelnuts or cashew nuts. Here the creator’s imagination can really lead to some exquisite products.
Candied fruit cubes in icecreams
Candied fruit cubes are used in signature ice cream dishes such as tuti fruti. Once the ice cream has been made it is left to cool until it is lukewarm, at which point butter is added and beaten into a perfect blend. This cream is then left to cool so that the cubes of fruit can be added and thoroughly mixed through before putting in the freezer to finish cooling to proper temperature and consistency
The end result is a delicious ice cream ideal for any time of the year and much used by parents who struggle to introduce fruit into their children’s diets. This ice cream shows beyond doubt how candied fruit can be added to alongside all sorts of ingredients and textures.
Preserved fruits from Lazaya: a question of confidence.
Experts who use candied fruit in their products know the importance of sourcing a brand of preserved fruit that guarantees quality. Therefore, they are very strict when it comes to expressing their expectations.
Lazaya offers preserved fruit with a renowned reputation for quality over a long period of time (almost 80 years in the market), and all our products have the seal of approval from the majority of master bakers who use the best raw material in their products. If talking specifically about candied fruit cubes, our products are used by ice cream parlours, patisseries and Horeca, both as an ingredient or as an added extra on the side.
Lazaya has a wide range of candied fruit cubes such as apple, lemon orange, peach, pear, pumpkin, orange peel and lemon peel. They offer different sizes of containers that adapt to the strict requirements of the professional bakers. If you have a query, please do hesitate to contact us and do not forget that Lazaya is always a synonym for quality, dedication and passion for preserved fruit.