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aRwEn
20-09-2006, 07:16 PM
Jamaican Fruit Cake
recipe courtesy of unca firefly .... tx 2 unca!! ;)

2 cups softened butter
2 cups dark brown sugar
9 large eggs
1/4 cup Jamaican White Rum (optional-no substitute)
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon almond extract
1 grated zest of lime or lemon
7 cups chopped dried mixed fruit *
2 cups port wine
1/2 cup molasses
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch of salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 2 - 9" round cake pans or two loaf pans or cut parchment paper to nest into pan, for easy removal & cleanup.

2. In a large bowl, cram together the butter and sugar until light & fluffy. Beat in eggs, then add rum, lime juice, vanilla, almond extract, and lime zest. Stir in mixed fruit, wine, and molasses. Sift together flour, baking powder, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, and salt. Fold into batter, being careful not to over-mix. Pour into prepared pans.

3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

Notes:
* For best results, fruits should be soaked in port wine for at least 3 weeks, or boiled in wine. Use a combination of raisins, currents, golden raisins, prunes, and dried cherries, or any dried fruit of your preference. Additional wine or rum can be brushed onto cake as needed to keep moist.

If you have extra batter, fill miniture muffin pans for bite size fruitcakes and bake at 350 degrees F for 12 - 15 minutes. It's a nice addition to any cookie platter. ;)

Firefly
27-09-2006, 11:00 AM
This is more interesting....:D

Brandy Fruit Cake

Ingredients:

6 oz butter
1 cup castor sugar
3 eggs, whole
1 egg yolk
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
1.5 Lit Good brandy
1 orange
1 cup seeded raisins,
1 cup mixed peel,
1 bag walnuts,
1 cup coconut
1/4 cup Candied pineapple

Brandy Fruit Cake Method:

Squeeze orange for 3 table spoon of juice.

Chop the seedless raisins. Make sure itís finely chopped. Then chop the mixed peel. And Candied Pineapple Itís hard work chopping the fruits.. Have Ĺ a cup of brandy.

Roast the walnuts till itís fragrant then shell them and chop. Itís tiring is it not, reward your self have another Ĺ a cup of brandy.

Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Beat the whole eggs and the egg yolk slightly, then gradually add to the creamed mixture, beating well. The check brandy for quality..Pour Ĺ cup and drink. If itís smooth, then itís ok.

Sift the flour with the baking powder and salt and add to the creamed mixture Itís pretty hard work doing this, so have another Ĺ cup of brandy. Then Alternatively add orange juice and 1/4 tablespoon of brandy.

Stir in the chopped raisins, peel and walnuts and then coconut and chopped pineapple. Pretty thirsty now right, have another cup of brandy.

Pre heat the oven. Itís getting hot donít u think?..Have another cup of brandy while waiting for the oven to heat up.

Why waste them good brandy on a cake...dump the whole thing into the bin, switch off the oven,
Bring whatever that is left in the bottle and go of to bed....

Enjoy your Brandy and forget about the Fruit Cake!!!! (http://www.sunshinerecipes.com/brandyfruitcake.shtml)

aRwEn
27-09-2006, 03:33 PM
alamak!!! unca firefly... :eek:

i adee soaked d mixed dried fruitz in red wine + othr liquor.... :o

d recipe advisez 2 boil it in d wine.... errrm.... wat if i juz soak it? wil iz make any difference in d taste onot? :confused:

Firefly
28-09-2006, 09:19 AM
Does not matter... Firefly prefer to soak them. Never tried boiling them before... think the leftover "juice" won't be so strong. As we all know alcohol eveporates with heat.

aRwEn
03-10-2006, 12:51 AM
it sayz soak 4 at least 3 wkz.... but i thk i wil soak mine longer lorrr.... ;)

Firefly
03-10-2006, 10:12 AM
Make sure you keep it airtight and shake them once-in-a-while.

jadewhite
03-10-2006, 05:39 PM
Firefly, when will be the next round of baking?

aRwEn
04-10-2006, 01:37 AM
yup, can all of us come n learn fr unca ah? ;)

Firefly
04-10-2006, 09:17 AM
soli lah...cannot watch me cook...after that you won't eat what I cook. :eek:

aRwEn
04-10-2006, 10:10 PM
:( :( :(

aRwEn
10-10-2006, 10:13 PM
end of diz mth, d fruitz i soaked shld b ready lorrr..... ;)

Firefly
17-10-2006, 01:01 PM
Then it's time for baking that cake. :D..think firefly's gonna be lazy this year. :cool: who wanna bake for firefly??

aRwEn
17-10-2006, 07:49 PM
i volunteer!! but unca hasta provide d kitchen n ingredientz n free lessonz oso... hehehe..... n ss19flyover wil com n b d food taster oso..... :D