"A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. "Much obliged," said he, pushing the plate aside; "I am not accustomed to take my wine in pills."--Jean Antheleme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste

Dark Fruit Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Helen Brann
Added: Saturday, November 17, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 tablespoons grape juice
1 1/2 pounds raisins
1 pound currants
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
5 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon each of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 pound citron
1/2 pound cut dates
1/2 pound candied orange peel
1/2 pound candied cherries, cut
1/2 pound nuts
Brandy

Directions:
Directions:
1. Mix grape juice with raisins - let stand overnight.
2. Cream butter and add sugar.
3. Add eggs one at a time. Add molasses and buttermilk
4. Dredge fruit and nuts with part of flour
5. Sift remainder of flour, spices and soda together, combine
with fruit mixture. Add floured fruit and mix well.
6. Pour batter into pans lined with heavy waxed paper.
7. Bake at 300 for 1 1/2 hours.
After done baste with brandy until well soaked.
Yields: 5 loaves

 

 

 

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