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Vinarterta (Icelandic Christmas Cake) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Shelley Duke
Added: Sunday, July 13, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Filling:

Prunes 2 lbs. - cooked
Prune liquid 1/2 c
White Sugar 1 c
Cardamom seeds 1/2-1 tsp. (husked, measured & crushed)
Rum flavouring 1 tsp.

Layers:
Butter 1 c
White Sugar 1 c
Eggs 2
Milk 1/4 c
Vanilla 1 tsp.
Flour 4 c
Baking Powder 2 tbsp.
Salt 1/2 tsp.

Directions:
Directions:
Filling: Cook prunes until barely tender, cool - remove pits - put thru good chopper. Return to saucepan with liquid, sugar and cardamom. Cook, stirring almost constantly until thick. Add flavouring and cool.

Layers: Mix as for cookie dough. Divide in 7 equal amounts. Pat each on the bottom of a 10 in round layer pan and bake carefully in moderate oven. Remove from pans.
Cool. Stack with prune filling between.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Tantallon was an Icelandic community and I believe that Mom got this recipe from Mary Johnson. It is a lot of work so she only made it at Christmas time. You can ice the top with plain white icing but very good without.

 

 

 

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