Félix & Norton’s Fruity Mancakes

Do you think fruitcakes are only for grandmas and your lonely neighbour - you're wrong! This treat makes for a romantic and festive treat, if you know what you’re doing.

First, bring home a bag of ready-to-bake cookie dough. Don’t just choose your favourite flavour, though - go the extra mile and choose hers!

After they’re half-baked and still moist, press some candied fruit into the tops.

Start by preheating your oven to 350ºF (175ºC). Grab a muffin tin and start placing the cookie dough into each round. Next, you’re going to want to bake your cookies for half the time; approximately 5 - 6 minutes. After they’re half-baked and still moist, press some candied fruit into the tops. Don’t push too hard, though, be gentle and delicate. Bake for another 5 - 6 minutes, and your mancakes will almost be there.

Finish by brushing each cake with the world’s most sensuous alcohol: brandy. Can’t you smell the romance already? It smells like fresh baked cookies to us.

Easy, delicious and just the right amount of romance. This is a fruitcake made by a man, but made for a lucky lady.