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Christmas fruit cake

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Boyzo, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 3, 2010
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    This cake is NICE its an old Aussie recipe 1920/30's

    Its all about the balance of the fruit with the ingredients there are NO spices
    so the taste is mild and natural, cooking is very slow mostly down to 125C for most of the time. (About 4hours overall)

    I omit the Sherry (optional) hence it will be paler in colour.

    I prefer no topping or icing

    I make 1/2 the quantity for a 2.2Kg cake 21CM dia X 7CM high tin is just right.

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  2. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    How many of these will you eat before Christmas, having already eaten the one's you made before :biggrin: Recipe has been noted, might just try one of these.

    Barrie
     
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  3. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 3, 2010
    Barrie this is the same recipe that I've made for the last 6 years.
    It did occur to me to make another the risk is the one I just made may not last till christmas :biggrin:
     
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  4. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    There are several weeks in which to be tempted :rolleyes:

    Barrie
     
  5. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    John, now this may just be the Christmas cake that I'd like to eat! Normally, when I think of this kind of cake, I think of a leaden and overly sherry-ized, sweet sort of thing that I prefer to put my napkin over after taking a bite with some hard sauce, but yours looks and sounds delicious.

    Do you export?:biggrin:
     
  6. agpr

    agpr Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 2, 2010
    Heraklion, Crete
    Now I have to sweep off the drool of my keyboard :smile:. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
     
  7. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 3, 2010
    Export Ha!! never thought of that.

    It is natural tasting kinda laid back and fruity great with Tea or Coffee
    I have Done the Marzipan Topping with Icing and cherries on top and its great.

    Try it its easy.....
     
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  8. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 3, 2010
    Indeed Indeed :biggrin:
    Barrie am I right in saying you have made this recipe ???
     
  9. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    I've made a copy of the recipe and I propose to try it out, I'm just trying to decide when to make the cake, if I make it too soon there will be non left by the time the day arrives :biggrin:

    Barrie
     
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  10. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 3, 2010
    Cool
    Last year I think it was a gentleman (UK) on the DPR forum asked for the recipe and intended to go to france (via that amazing tunnel) to get vintage brandy for the cake.

    This would be a good addition (ie by injection after baking) :biggrin::tongue:
    In my family noone drinks
     
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  11. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    Cake!