Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fruit cake

Recipe coutsey of 'womens era' magazine where someone sends recipe entry from theier collection.
All purpose Flour – 2 cups
Baking Powder – 1/2 tsp
Eggs - 4
Dry Fruits – 1 1/2 cup assorted ...chopped cherriess, plums,figs, apricots, dates, raisins, currants ),
Candied Peel of lemon, orange, ginger slices – 1/4 cup
Tutti Fruity mix – 1 cup
Mixed Nuts – 1/2 cup mixed ...Walnuts, Cashews, Almonds
Dark Rum – 1 cup
Light Brown Sugar – 1 cup
butter – 1/2 cup
Cloves - 3
Cinnamon sticks - 1

For Caramel
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Boiling Hot Water – 1/2 cup


Soak the dry fruits, candied peel, tutti fruiti, cinnamon sticks and cloves in rum for 1-4 weeks. Remove the candied fruits and peels from rum and save the rum for later. Remove cloves and cinnamon sticks, discard after soaking is done.

In a heavy bottomed pan, on low heat, warm regular sugar till it melts and caramelizes. Add hot water and mix to one good

Sift the flour along with the baking powder. In a mixing bowl, add the butter, eggs and brown sugar and whisk till frothy. Add the flour mixture, the fruits, nuts and cramel and mix well. This turns into a very thick batter so a wooden spoon is recommended for mixing.

Grease with butter, 3 loaf tins. Preheat oven to 350F and bake for 50 mins to 1 hr.