Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fruit Cake


    Wilton Snowflake Sprinkle Mix
  1. Parchment Paper
  2. Cheesecloth
  3. 8-by-4-by-2-inch Loaf Pans
  4. Electric Mixer
  5. Mixing Bowls
  6. Spatulas
  7. Strainers
  8. Mixing bowls
  9. 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  10. 1/2 c. light brown sugar
  11. 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  12. 1/2 c. walnuts - chopped or halved
  13. 1 tsp. baking powder
  14. 1 c. (approx.) apple juices
  15. 3/4 c. unsalted butters
  16. 3 eggs
  17. 3/4 c. mixed candied fruits
  18. 1/2 c. raisins
  19. 2 tbsp. dark corn syrup
  20. 3/4 tsp. cinnamon

Cooking Steps:

  1. Line an 8-by-4-by-2-inch loaf pan with buttered parchment paper.
  2. Mix candied fruits and raisins in a bowl, cover with warm water and set aside.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder and spices in another bowl.
  4. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter until very fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the sugar to
  6. Heat oven to 300 degrees F.
  7. the butter and continue to beat. When combined, add the eggs one at a time, then the corn syrup.
  8. Add the flour to the butter mixture and use a spatula to fold together.
  9. Strain the soaking fruits, shake off the excess water, and add the fruits and walnuts to the batter and fold them in. The batter will resemble cookie dough.
  10. Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Allow about 1/4 inch or so at the top for the cake to rise.
  11. Bake for 1 1/2 hours.
  12. Cool completely, then soak a 2-foot length of cheesecloth in apple juice and wrap the cake in it. Wrap the cheesecloth-covered cake in plastic wrap and
  13. Refrigerate for a few days or weeks.

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