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Topic: fruit cake tips (5 msgs / 172 lines)
1) From: susan oppenheim
soak the dried fruits for days-they should be very juicy when you use them
i use sugar free 
stuff-prunes,raisins,mangoes,pineapples,apricots,dates,craisins
add toasted nuts at the last minute
nuts get toasted at 350 for about 6 minutes spread out on a cookie sheet
i use  good quality walnuts,hazelnuts,pecans and almonds
okay so you line your bread loaf pans with tin foil
place a bowl of water in the oven
the batter gets cuisinarted
i can't give up my recipe-my daughters would get very angry-i won't give it
to them---well...not yet
 find a loaf recipe you love that uses raisins and fruits
like a date nut loaf-or even a moist zucchini bread etc
an old fashioned one that calls for honey is best
hint-i use raw carrots and apples,honey and butter in mine
coat the fruit and nuts just enough to convey the message of cake
put the stuff in the pans
i get 8 pounds in 4 pans from 1 loaf of batter recipe as i add that much
fruit and nuts
wet your hands and smooth the cake down and into all the edges-a very fine
layer of water on top makes it shine up
cook slow for a long time
like 325-and for at least 1 hr and a bit
have a shishkabob skewer or chop stick or sharp knife handy
cut into them in the center to test if they are done and tester comes out
clean or put them back in to make sure
make them like xmas puddings
they dont really rise so putting them back in is fine
leave them on the counter in the pans for at least 2 hours
remove that original tin foil
refoil them
water them with brandy or watered down brandy rum etc\
or even a nice clear apple juice
either with a pastry brush or even smooth with your hands
i use the brush
freezing them ages them nicely
water them as often as you like
my british lawyer lights theirs and makes a big presentation for the
extended family
as for selling them by mail
the postage is stupid
it is 13.50 to send under a kilo by canada post
i sell them for 17$ a pound
if anyone ever comes up this way we could surely arrange something
anyhow email me off list
cheers
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susan
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2) From: Michael Wascher
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On Dec 16, 2007 8:25 PM, susan oppenheim  wrote:
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3) From: John Despres
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4) From: Brian Kamnetz
On Dec 16, 2007 8:25 PM, susan oppenheim  wrote:
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Susan,
I'm math challenged. Can you tell me an approximate cost of buying a
fruitcake through the mail, shipped to Michigan US 49008?
Thanks,
Brian

5) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
So do you accept PAYPAL?
Dennis


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