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FruitCake Recipe

15 Nov 99 - 11:56 PM
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Subject: FruitCake Recipe
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Date: 15 Nov 99 - 11:56 PM

Lost me mum's fruitcake recipe some say it may be found here it has lots of rum and quince and treckle any help is much appreciated


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 12:11 AM

Rum, quince and treacle? What was she, a saint???

My mum never made fruit cake (sniff sniff), but a good tip is to soak the fruit well for about 12 hours beforehand, that way you get a lovely moist cake, and one that doesn't crumble to buggery when you try to eat it.

Another way to moisten it is this, when cooked, prick the top with a skewer and store in an airtight tin for a week or so. Every day, pour a measure of alcohol of your choice over it. It should sink into the holes. Turn the whole tin over every other day, this should make the alcohol soak through all the cake. When the alcohol starts to puddle in the bottom of the tin, or it sets off the smoke alarm, that is the time to stop adding the alcohol. Be warned: I did this to my Christmas pudding last year, and it took 20 mins for the flames to die down when we lit it in the traditional manner. But it did taste wonderful!!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: WyoWoman
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 01:14 AM

You've got to be kidding.

I say we answer no more of these particular threads until the author identifies him/herself. Someone's having us on...


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 02:27 AM

Hmmmm the only alcohol was ON the fruitcake per the recipe of my grandmother. After they cooled, you'd dab the tops with sweet wine....what really made them moist and very caloric was the salt pork (no lean) and strong black coffee....

I'd like to find a recipe with the rum and treacle etc--just to be able to compare.

Best wishes!

Mary


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: Micca
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 03:21 AM

Hey anonymous, don't you think there are enough "fruit cakes" around already, if the cat fits wear it, if it don't, in the words of a T shirt I saw recently" piss off and annoy someone else" BTW Liz tS Christmas pud was the wasps but don't have any plans for the rest of the day the smell would get you pisht.


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 08:52 AM

Sorry, even Mother's cookbook (Circa 1952 - eggs were still scarce and some exotic things like almonds were unobtainable)doesn't have anything with rum, quince and treacle in. However, there is a recipe for treacle buns and Rich Fruit cake (contains over 3lbs of fruit and 8 eggs!!) if you want it.

LTS


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: lloyd61
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 09:03 AM

Sorry, If I can not Sing it, Play it, or Dance it, I'm not interested.

Have a good day!


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: Bert
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 09:42 AM

Recipe for fruitcake?
Take 6 Mudcatters and one BS: thread.......


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: MudGuard
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 09:54 AM

No, Bert, this will not result in a fruitcake, it will give a MudCake!


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: Bert
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 10:49 AM

MudCake? Is that anything like this?


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: Penny S.
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 12:10 PM

And the soaking should be something like brandy, to go with the raisins and sultanas, or cointreau to go with the candied peel, or strong tea for those who don't believe that the alchohol evaporates during cooking. (Earl Grey, for harmony)

Penny


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: Bert
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 01:21 PM

My mum always used stout for color and brandy for flavour.


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: lamarca
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 02:55 PM

I have heard that some fruitcakes are like traditional songs, carefully passed from family member to family member, because no-one actually wanted to EAT the damn thing...

Give me rolled Christmas cookies with those little silver decorations that break teeth any day, instead of stale cake with Gummi fruits preserved in alcohol!


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: MMario
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 03:14 PM

" And late in the Evening of the Sixth Day, God created Fruit-Cake, so that if He should grow hungry during the Seventh Day, which He had Declared a Day of Rest, He would have something to eat." All fruitcake was actually created during that little burst of creation late on the sixth day, and as mentioned above, just gets passed from hand to hand to hand.


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: Rana
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 03:28 PM

Funnily enough this came into my e-mail box today - seems appropriate to this thread, so here it is

Fruitcake Recipe (Just in time for Christmas preparations!!) 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 4 large eggs 2 cups dried fruit 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup brown sugar lemon juice nuts

1 gallon whiskey ( Sample the whiskey to check for quality.)

Take a large bowl. Check the whiskey again to be sure it is of the highest quality. Pour one level cup and drink. Repeat. Turn on the electric mixer; beat 1 cup butter in a large, fluffy bowl. Add 1 teaspoon sugar and beat again. Make sure the whiskey is still OK. Cry another tup. Turn off mixer. Break 2 legs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers, pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the whiskey to check for tonsisticity. Next, sift 2 cups salt.Or something. Who ares? Check the whiskey. Now sift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Spoon. Of sugar or something. Whatever you can find. Grease the oven. Turn the cake tin to 350 degrees. Don't forget to beat off the turner. Throw the bowl out of the window. Check the whiskey again. Go to bed. Who the hell likes fruitcake anyway?

Oh, and I might add, hum a few bars to give it mudcat music content.

Rana


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: Penny S.
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 03:43 PM

Great! Mind you, the soaked fruit, without the cake, is pretty good, too.

Our school, a girl's technical one, had a thing about Christmas cakes. Every year, every girl had to make and ice one (until they went to far over to the science stream to be trusted - or something). Icing bags and me didn't get on too well, me being a bit clumsy. One year a iced the whole top with two layers of trellis, very fine, and when it was cut for my Dad's office party, the icing shot off all over the room. Interesting physics.

Problem was, the fruit wasn't soaked in anything really good.

Penny


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: Micca
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 04:24 PM

Penny In one of the science threads I keep am eye on for work there is a complete science practical experiment (using scientific names for all material) that , when the instructions are followed produces biscuits, If you want I'll try and get it for you, Communicate "outside the Cat Flap"(by private mail)


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From:
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 04:32 PM

The college chemistry professor's reply when asked if he would teach cooking was: "No; If you can read, you can cook". There were recipe books published as far back as the 17th century. The first rule was: Don't let the meat escape.


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: Bert
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 05:16 PM

Of course the fruit cakes that get passed on to future generations are the American kind. The British ones are quite different and don't last nearly as long.


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: Penny S.
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 05:37 PM

Recipe Books back as far as Rome - see Apicius. Italian cooking with no pasta and no tomato and no pizza.

No fruitcake, though

Penny


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: Penny S.
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 05:39 PM

Recipe Books back as far as Rome - see Apicius. Italian cooking with no pasta and no tomato and no pizza.

No fruitcake, though

Penny


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: Callie
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 03:16 AM

Yuck. Fruit of the devil I say. Why can't you make a decent cake?


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 02:26 PM

Like chocolate you mean....

And the cherries for my Christmas pudding have been soaking in brandy for 3 weeks now.....

LTSH!!


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: paddymac
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 06:47 PM

LtS, and anyone else hooked on chocolate cherries. If you've a mind to settle in, snuggle up, and really enjoy a cold winter's eve, start with your favorite music (love ya, Don) and a mug of hot chocolate, spiced to taste with your favorite brand of sloe gin. Many folks seem to intuitively knock the concoction, and thus deprive themselves of one of life's simple and delicious treats. It tastes like chocolate cherries.


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: Micca
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 06:54 PM

To borrow a phrase from the Irish, JAYSUS!!!.I can taste it already, Liz the Squeak, You know that sloe gin you promised????


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 08:10 PM

I came across this recipe the other day. It doesn't have the ingredients "anonymous" was looking for, but it sure sounds fun to make....ENJOY!

Mary Kate

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THE BEST YET FRUIT CAKE RECIPE

1 cup water
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs
2 cups dried fruit
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups of flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup chopped nuts
1 gallon brandy

Sample the brandy to check for quality.

Take out a large bowl.

Check the brandy again to make sure that it is of the
highest quality......Pour 1 level cup and drink.

Repeat if you're not sure.

Turn on the electric mixer and beat 1 cup of butter in a
large bowl.

Add 1 tsp. sugar and beat again......Make sure the brandy
is still okay. Cry another tup.

Turn off the mixer.

Break two legs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of
dried fruit.

Mix on the turner.

If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers, pry it
loose with a drewscriver......Sample the brandy again to
check for tonsisticity.

Next sift 2 cups of salt, or something. Who
cares......Check the wine.

Now sift the lemon juice and strain your nuts.

Add 1 table. Spoon. Of sugar or flour or something.
Whatever you can find.

Grease the oven.

Turn the cake pan to 350 degrees.

Don't forget to beat off the turner.

Throw one bowl out the window.

Check the brandy again. Go to bed.

Who the hell likes fruitcake anyway?


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 06:16 AM

Mmm. the homemade sloe gin will be ready for Christmas (just) but better for Easter/Mayday...... Can I wait until then or will I just have to syphon off the brandy from the cherries, and try it now.... damn, it isn't even midday here, and I have to go do the house cleaning thing. Never mind, the blackberry vodka is ready now......

Bye!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: FruitCake Recipe
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 06:16 AM

Mmm. the homemade sloe gin will be ready for Christmas (just) but better for Easter/Mayday...... Can I wait until then or will I just have to syphon off the brandy from the cherries, and try it now.... damn, it isn't even midday here, and I have to go do the house cleaning thing. Never mind, the blackberry vodka is ready now......

Bye!!

LTS


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