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Brandied Fruit Cake Recipe
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Brandied Fruit Cake

3 cups of sifted flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
3/4 cup of shortening
1/2 cup of honey
1/2 cup of brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
1/2 cup of brandy
1 pound of candied fruit, diced
1 cup of whole glace cherries
1 cup of light raisins
1 cup of broken walnuts

Sift flour with salt, soda, nutmeg and cinnamon. Cream shortening, honey and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.

Stir in brandy, fruits and nuts.

Gradually add dry ingredients. Beat well with a spoon until well blended. Spoon into a greased and floured 9 inch tubepan.

Bake in a 300F. oven for 2 1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Remove to rack to finish cooling. wrap in foil and store to ripen. Once a week, open foil and sprinkle thoroughly with more brandy, Just before serving, brush with glaze and decorate with candied fruits.

Fruit Cake Glaze

2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of light corn syrup
2 tablespoons of water

Combine the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Cool before using.



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