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Christmas Fruitcake. mmmmmmmmmmmm

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12/12/2007 03:38 PM

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Christmas Fruitcake. mmmmmmmmmmmm
1/8 cup chopped dried cherries
1/8 cup chopped dried mango
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup dried currants
2 tablespoons chopped candied citron
1/4 cup dark rum
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup dark rum, divided
Per Serving
Calories: 302 kcal|Carbohydrates: 32 g|Dietary Fiber: 1 g|Fat: 15 g|Protein: 2 g|Sugars: 21 g
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Soak cherries, mango, cranberries, currants, and citron in 1/4 cup rum for at least 24 hours. Cover tightly, and store at room temperature.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Butter a 6x3 inch round pan, and line with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; mix into butter and sugar in three batches, alternating with molasses and milk. Stir in soaked fruit and chopped nuts. Scrape batter into prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then sprinkle with 2 tablespoons rum.
Cut out one piece parchment paper and one piece cheesecloth, each large enough to wrap around the cake. Moisten cheesecloth with 1 tablespoon rum. Arrange cheesecloth on top of parchment paper, and unmold cake onto it. Sprinkle top and sides of cake with remaining rum. Wrap the cheesecloth closely to the surface of the cake, then wrap with paper. Place in an airtight tin, and age for at least 10 weeks. If storing longer, douse with additional rum for every 10 weeks of storage.
Yield: 8 servings
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12/12/2007 03:53 PM
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Re: Christmas Fruitcake. mmmmmmmmmmmm

Thanks. I must be the only person in the world that really likes this stuff.
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12/12/2007 03:55 PM
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Re: Christmas Fruitcake. mmmmmmmmmmmm
and for us health nuts:

Really Raw Fruit Cake Recipe
There are some recipes that are so simple and so tasty and so healthy that it's downright silly.

Today's recipe, which comes courtesy of Dr. R.G. Wilborn, fits in that category.

Really Raw Fruit Cake

1 cup dates
1 cup raisins
1 cup prunes
1 cup pecans
1 cup walnuts
1 cup shredded coconut

Run through your food processor the dates, raisins, and prunes. Finely chop the pecan and walnut meats and then mix with the fruit, adding the shredded coconut. Moisten all with a small amount of honey and put in mold.
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12/12/2007 03:59 PM
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Re: Christmas Fruitcake. mmmmmmmmmmmm
You will need a 9-inch spring form pan or an angel food cake pan.

All Natural Fruitcake

1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup dried pitted cherries
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 cup good-quality brandy
Soft butter and flour for the cake pan
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar plus 3 tablespoons sugar to sprinkle on top
2 extra-large eggs
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon freshly-grated nutmeg
1 cup candied lemon and orange rind, chopped coarse
3/4 cup hazelnuts, toasted in the oven for 10 minutes and chopped coarse

1. Preheat oven to 325F.

2. Put the baking soda in a 2-cup measure and add the buttermilk. Stir well with a fork and set aside. (The soda will make the buttermilk foam and rise.)

3. Combine the dried cherries, cranberries, and raisins with the brandy in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, simmer for 5 minutes, cover the pan, and let the fruit steep.

4. Butter and flour a 9-inch sprig form pan or angel food cake pan. Tap out any excess flour.

5. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy and beat in the eggs. Combine the flour with the salt and nutmeg and sift the dry ingredients together. Beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture in thirds, alternating with the buttermilk mixture. Scrape the bowl as necessary. Fold in the fruit, the candied rind, and the nuts, making sure they are evenly distributed thought the batter. Spoon the mixture into the cake pan, smooth the top, and sprinkle it evenly with the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar.

6. Bake 1 hour and 40 minutes. Let the cake cool on a rack for an hour. Carefully turn it out of the pan and invert it onto a cake plate, sugared side up. Serve right away or wrap tightly in several layers of plastic wrap and store in an airtight container 2 weeks at room temperature, or 1 month in the refrigerator.
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12/12/2007 04:15 PM
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Re: Christmas Fruitcake. mmmmmmmmmmmm
I LOVE me some fruitcake!
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12/12/2007 05:21 PM

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Re: Christmas Fruitcake. mmmmmmmmmmmm
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12/12/2007 05:38 PM

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Re: Christmas Fruitcake. mmmmmmmmmmmm
I like fruitcake, if it's the good stuff, not the cheapest kind. Your recipes sound divine. There's a lot of booze in them . . I suppose I should think about staying away from proper fruitcakes with those kind of ingredients! One Christmas i ate two pieces of my sister's rum cake on purpose to get a (forbidden) buzz. It worked but I ought to keep those kinds of "episodes" to a non existent minimum lol.

No one ever remembers the Saturday night live episode where they had Christmas at the Betty Ford Clinic and Chris Farley was David Crosby, I think. They sang "The Twelve Steps of Christmas" (on the first day of christmas, my true love said to me, admit that you have a problem lol) and at the end of the skit they were pouring rum all over the rum cake and sloshing it down . .