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Really Chunky Fruitcake
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MyCookbook Member: Jan Last
Recipe Category: Holiday
Recipe Preparation Level: difficult
5 oz whole Brazil nuts
5 oz halved walnuts or pecans
4 oz dried apricots, roughly chopped
4 oz dried dates, chopped
3 oz raisins
6 oz mixed colour glace cherries
3 oz candied peel
3 oz plain flour
grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 oz soft brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 300F. Mix the nuts and fruit together. Whisk the remaining ingredients together to make a smooth batter. Add the fruit & nuts to the batter and mix well. Line and grease an 8" tin or ring mould and pour in the cake mixture. Cook for 2 hours. Wrap and store in an airtight tin for 3 days - 1 month before using. You can soak cheesecloth in rum or bourbon and place over fruitcake, refreshing rum or bourbon every 3 days.
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