"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Peach Fruitcake Recipe

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2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups (1#) mixed candied fruits and peels
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup raisins
1 can (16 oz.) peaches, drained and chopped
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup jarred mincemeat
1/2 cup apricot brandy
Brandy Hard-Sauce Glaze
1 stick butter at room temperature
1 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
3 tablespoons brandy

Preheat the oven to 300.

Grease and flour 2 - 8 x 4 x 2 inch loaf pans. Stir together the flour, brown sugar, bakin soda, cinnamon, and cloves in a very large mixing bowl. Stir in the candied fruits, nuts and raisins. Add the peaches, milk, mincemeat and 1/4cup of the brandy, stirring until well combined. Turn into prepared pans. Bake for 2 hours or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely. Go around the edges of the cakes with a kinfe and invert. Soak a large piece of cheesecloth in the remaing apricot brandy. Wrap the cakes in cheese cloth and then in foil Store in cool place.

Before serving, if desired, make a glaze by beating the butter ina bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Slowly add the powdered sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Reduce the speed to low and add 2 tablespoons brandy. Mix in the remaining brandy a teaspoon at a time until the glze is of pouring consistency. Drizzle over the top and sides of the cake.

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Number Of Servings:
2 cakes




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