Monday, January 4, 2010

Fruit Cake

I spent most of my time in the kitchen during my annual leave. At times like this, I would prefer to eat out all day but because Piggy boy requested for home cooked dishes so this Momsie had to oblige - I guess he miss my cooking and my bakes (",) Baking cheesecake for the Piggies took up most of my time but needless to say I was thrilled to bits and delighted coz the fact remains they still crave for my cooking :p - I can still hang on to my apron then , LOL!

Do hang around here, I will upload the dishes I cooked for drooling when time permits. At the moment, I am trying to rest my right hand as much as possible...I think I sprained my right wrist while doing some house chores a few days ago...forgotten for a moment that I am not a real ' Supermom ' but just a title bestowed on me by my readers LOL!

Took some relaxant pills, it helps a bit but I still need to rest the wrist... best time to take a rest in baking....and watch some movies :).... I can be stubborn at times especially when the desire to bake is too great. By the way , I received a great dessert book from the look like no retirement from cooking after all :p

Talking about movies...we watched the movie " Legend of 1900 " at home in comfort before the Piggies went back to college and it was indeed a good movie. ourfirst movie for Twenty Ten and we watched together as a family without me dozing off to slumberland so it has to be good :p

Back to this fruit cake... I made this fruit cake two weeks before Christmas, kinda late but better than not baking at all. I was too busy baking other cakes for friends :))) I soaked the fruits in rum but drizzled barandy over it every week till Twenty Ten came along and we ate this while watching the movie. Brandy flavoured fruit cake and those rum soaked fruits in the cake was indeed something to remember by. I would like to thank Gertrude of Mykitchensnippets for sharing this recipe on her blog. I love everything about the cake. The taste, texture and sweetness were perfect for my tastebuds, a neither too rich nor light fruit cake and I will definitely bake this again. For those who wrote to me asking for a rum fruit cake, this is a perfect one. I am sorry I could not share this earlier becoz I just found this beautiful one on her blog a few weeks before Christmas. Do hop over to her blog for more recipes. I go there for my daily dose of inspiration :)

the best fruit cake I have ever baked :)

Fruit Cake - adapted from My Kitchen Snippets

Ingredients :
600 gm of mixed dried fruits (currants, sultanas, pineapple, apricots, etc)
1/2 cup of dark rum.

250 grms of butter
1 cups of dark brown sugar
4 eggs
2 cups of flour
1 tsp of baking powder
Zest of 1 lemon and 1 orange

1) Soak the dry fruits with rum for a week in the refrigerator
2) Prepare a baking tin and lined with double parchment paper
3) Cream butter and sugar until creamy
4) Add in eggs one at a time till well mix before adding another egg
5) Mix in the lemon and orange zest
6) Add in soak dry fruits and then fold in sifted flour and baking powder
7) Pour batter into prepared cake tin.
8) Bake in a pre-heated 325 degree F oven for 1 1/2 hour or until centre is firm to touch.
9) Let the cake cool in the tin before removing the cake.

Note: Drizzle it with rum or brandy at least once a week. Wrap it up properly with aluminium foil. It can keep up to 3 months in the fridge.

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  1. thank you very much for this delicious most precious fruit cake.. i wanna eat it slowly, nib by nib.. savoring every moment of the fruits and cake... hahaha...

  2. Are you feeling better after the medication? Hope you'll recover soon, CNY is just round the corner!
    I also made this from My Kitchen Snippets, will post after my last post of Hanoi. Take care.

  3. mmm.. so rich and yummy. Definitely make one for this year's Christmas! thanks for the recipe!

  4. How nice if I can bake one like this =)

  5. Hope you're feeling better. Need more rest and take care :)

  6. Hope you are all well. This is such a beautiful fruit cake. I love the smell of dark rum....mmmm. I wish I can have a piece now!

  7. Elin, hope you are feeling better. Glad that you like the fruitcake. I too just cut into mine on Christmas morning and they were good. I am having a small slic of it everyday :)

  8. Poor Elin, you need to take some pills for your arm muscle relaxation. Can get the pills at any local pharmacy. Chinese new year just about one month away. So, you better take care! I'm sure your piggies finish it in just a second. Have a wonderful day!

  9. I am feeling much better after the medication...thanks for all your concern :) and gearing for more bakes...CNY cookies...hopefully I am up to it.

    Claire : you are welcome :)

    Cheah : Haha we both think alike I took from hers too

    Tracie : You are is memang delicious especially drizzle more brandy on it :)

    ghkoay76 : you can if you practice more :)

    Anncoo : thanks for your concern...much better today :)

    Mary : haha do try this recipe out regrets :)

    Gert : I love your fruitcake ! Will definitely make this again the coming Xmas :))

    Kristy : Haha yup 1 more month to CNY...don't worry I am geared to start baking again for CNY :)

  10. You are such a good momsie. I bet ur kids will treasure you forever and they wl have such good memories of you always... I wish youcld adopt me :))

  11. Hi too are a good momsie and wife. You cook and bake for them and I am sure they love and treasure you too :))

  12. Thanks for the receipe. Your fruit cakes looks YUMMY! By the way,you mentioned add in the soak dry fruitsand fold in sifted flour, how about dark rum? Do it need to pour in the batter also?


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