Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Fruit Cake....'Tis The Season

I'm going to go out on a limb here tonight and share my mom's "famous" fruit cake recipe.  I know, I know...everybody makes jokes about fruit cake but you know..some people like it.  So if there's anyone out there that reads my journal, feel free to use this "secret" family recipe and let me know how you like it.  I'll be making some this weekend.   Ok here goes, Edythe Smith's  Fruit Cake.........

1 pound shelled walnuts, 1 pound pitted whole dates, 1 pound golden raisins, 1/2 pound candied red cherries, 1/2 pound candied golden pineapple, 1/2 pound candied green pineapple, 1/2 pound candied citrus peel, 1 1/4 cup flour, 1 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 6 eggs,  1 oz brandy flavoring (mom did not use the real stuff).      Combine all fruits and nuts in large bowl and mix well.  Sift over fruits; the sugar, flour, salt and baking powder.  Stir well.  Beat the 6 eggs with brandy flavoring until light and fluffy.  Pour over contents in bowl and blend thoroughly.  Line oiled pans with heavy brown paper (a grocery bag works well).  Oil paper also.  Bake at 300 degrees until toothpick comes out clean.  One hour is enough for small loaf tins.  Bread size loaf pans will make 3 of them and may need to bake longer.  Do not overbake, or they will dry out.  Cool completely before wrapping tightly in plastic.  Age for 1 month before eating.  Will keep for months.

Ok there you are.  Again, if you make this, I'd love to know what you think.  I remember that mom always made a lot of her fruit cake every year and gave it as little gifts to her friends and family.  

Enjoy.....Linda

5 comments:

jeadie05 said...

I would love to  have a go at making this ,sadly I dont think Id be able to get all the ingredients  here  ,my mother used to make a boiled fruit cake............Jan xx

jeanno43 said...

Candied green pineapple? A new one on me, do not think it is available over here.  Sounds great but I no longer eat cake because of the sugar.  Oh well, it is nice to dream.

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lv2trnscrb said...

I will try it out; I like fruit cake as long as it is not dry; but this seems like it could be a moist one. Thanks :)

betty

labdancer51 said...

That sounds delicious Linda, we don`t have green pineapple but I`m sure I can use something else.  I haven`t tasted a really good fruit cake for a long time.  I`ll print this recipe off. :-)

Sandra xxxx

yakima127 said...

I love fruit cake!  I am not sure I am brave enough to make a go of baking it, though...I am not known for my baking skills...!  Sounds pretty easy, though!  JAE