French Fruitcake

    French Fruitcake

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    1hr15min


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    About this recipe: This fruitcake needs no aging.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 3/4 cup (80g) candied orange peel
    • 1/2 cup (70g) coarsely chopped walnuts
    • 1/2 cup (80g) raisins
    • 1/2 cup (80g) sulatanas
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1/2 cup (110g) butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons honey
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons thin cream
    • 2 tablespoons (30ml) dark rum
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 1/2 cups (180g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

    Directions
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Toss the candied orange peel, walnuts, and raisins with 2 tablespoons flour. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugar and honey. Beat in the egg, then the cream or milk, rum, and vanilla. Stir together the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour and the baking powder; beat into the creamed mixture. Stir in the fruits and nuts. Turn the batter into a greased and floured 24cmx13cm (9 x 5 inch) loaf pan.
    3. Bake in a preheated 175 degrees C (350 degrees F) oven for 10 minutes. Lower the heat to 165 degrees C (325 degrees F). Bake the cake 45 minutes longer, or until it tests done with a toothpick. Transfer to a rack to cool.

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