Fruit Cake


Let's face it, Lotus was the best cook in the family. This is her recipe written on a 3X5 card for fruitcake.   When she made a batch of fruitcake we all gobbled it up with glee.  It was a large family, nine of us, so she made a big  batch. 

Pictures of the front and back of the original card is below.  I did the best i could in transcribing and translating the quantities for a smaller batch in the table below.

 on card
 full  1/4 recipe
 1/6 recipe
 3 # pecans
 48 oz
 12 oz
 8 oz
 2 # light seedless raisins
 32 oz
 8 oz
 5 oz
 2 # dark seedless raisins
 32 oz
 8 oz
 6 oz
 2 # candied cherries
 32 oz
 8 oz
 6 oz
 1/2 # chopped candied pineapple
 8 oz
 2 oz
 2 oz
 3 c fine cocoanut
 3 cups
 3/4 cup
 1/2 cup
 1/2 # candied citron chopped fine
 8 oz
 2 oz
 2 oz
 grated rind of 3 oranges
 3 oranges
 1 1/2 oranges
 1/2 orange
 grated rind of 3 lemons
 3 lemons
 1 1/2 lemons
 1/2 lemon
 1 1/2 c fruit juice
 1 1/2 cup
 1/3 cup juice
 1/4 cup juice
 1 1/2 c sweet wine
 1 1/2 cup
 1/3 cup wine
 1/4 cup wine
 9 c flour
 9 cups
 2 1/4 cup
 1 1/2 cup
 1 1/2 tsp salt
 1 1/2 tsp
 2 pinches
 pinch
 1 T B.P. (baking powder ?)
 1 T B.P.
 1/4 T
 pinch
 1/2 tsp nutmeg & cinnamon (2 tgs)
 ?  pinch  pinch
 1 tsp allspice
 1 tsp
 pinch  pinch
 1 1/2 # butter
 24 oz
 6 oz
 4 oz
 3 c sugar
 3 cups
 3/4 cup
 1/2 cup
 18 eggs
 18 eggs
 4 eggs
 3 eggs

Ingredients: on front of card (zoom to album to read)


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Procedure: on back of card (zoom to album to read)


(1) Mix fruit, nuts & grated peel in large bowl. Dredge with flour.
(2) Sift flour, spices & BP together.
(3) Cream shortening & sugar. Beat eggs with s-alt.
(4) Add beaten eggs, flour & fruit juice alternately to shortening & sugar
(5) Mix with fruit & nuts. Add wine last
(6) Bake in loaf tims at 250 degrees

1 hrs & 45 min - small
2 hrs - medium
2 hrs & 10 min - large

BAKE IN BROWN PAPER BAGS FOR BEST RESULTS

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Just for the record, here is what my attempt looked like ... I ate it all ... yum yum ... especially since Fred Myer didn't sell their fruitcake last Christmas.


Tags

  1. lotus
  2. fruitcake
  3. fruit cake
  4. food

Comments


Seth says
M 2011-12-09 10:46:20 15693
I have a simpler recipe without all the extra sugar & non-vegan stuff.  The chia muffins recipe I modify by putting lots of other nuts & dried canberries & other dried fruit (uncandied) in the muffin & it reminds me of fruit-cake. The Dr. Oz recipe is a good start, but I soak the chia first & can occasionally use honey instead of agave nectar - no egg whites. It's just as tasty to me.

I'm going to make this a chopped challenge.  It would be nice if you would submit those chia-muffin fruit cakes as your entry.

Elaine says
Yer only have Lotus fruitcake a few times in yer life guys why not enjoy the real thing instead! Man O man ...silly guys! Life IS to enjoy! Tina knows how to eat yummy honey comb and enjoy ...just ask her ;]

Seth says
M 2011-12-09 11:41:08 15693
seth 2011-12-09 11:04:48 15693
M 2011-12-09 10:42:02 15693
Why the picture of Trinitas & the name Cate in the title?
OMG, well they both are named Genieve, are they not?   I was looking for another picture of Lotus and cannot find one.  Do you have one handy?
The one on the brioche should work where she's making bread.  Otherwise you will have to wait a while.  There are also ones http://fastblogit.com/permalink/?item=2172 or http://fastblogit.com/permalink/?item=12708
ok i used the one from 2172 the other one i have already flashed.

Seth says
M 2011-12-09 11:57:23 15693
seth 2011-12-09 11:08:23 15693
M 2011-12-09 10:46:20 15693
I have a simpler recipe without all the extra sugar & non-vegan stuff.  The chia muffins recipe I modify by putting lots of other nuts & dried canberries & other dried fruit (uncandied) in the muffin & it reminds me of fruit-cake. The Dr. Oz recipe is a good start, but I soak the chia first & can occasionally use honey instead of agave nectar - no egg whites. It's just as tasty to me.

I'm going to make this a chopped challenge.  It would be nice if you would submit those chia-muffin fruit cakes as your entry.
Maybe later need .  Made batch of the simple ones last night & it may be a while before T & I finish them off.

all you need is to snap them before you eat them ... if you wait for your tuit, they'll be gone

Mark de LA says

 as reqested.

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