Saturday, April 14, 2012

Grandma’s Easy Fruit Cake

For those people who love fruitcake, the following recipe is easy, full of goodness, and by the way…my favorite recipe. It uses the unusual "boiling method." I have not as yet converted the recipe to cup measurements.
12 oz. of mixed dried fruit
4 oz. of sugar
4 oz. butter or margarine
1/2 cup water
1 egg
8 oz. Self-rising flour or all-purpose flour with 3 level teaspoons of baking powder.
(**I sometimes add a level teaspoon of all-spice for a change or add a shot of sherry!)
Place fruit, sugar, margarine or butter in a saucepan with the water, and simmer slowly for about 20 minutes. When the mixture is cool, add the beaten egg, and stir in the flour – mixing well.
Turn the mixture into a lined (can use the wrapper from the butter) into 6” or 7” pan, and bake in a moderately hot oven 300-325 degrees for about 1.5 hours until well risen and brown.

Note: As an added feature…place split almonds on the cake mixture before baking, and brush with beaten egg white.
Good luck!