Life & Leisure Nov/Dec magazine. Fruit cake recipe

jessie981, Nov 5, 3:11am
anyone please!


arrowmax, Nov 6, 2:28am
Is it "Eliza's Fruit Cake" from Annabel Langbein's section!

jessie981, Nov 6, 5:53am
could be arrowmax, friend would like, does it have almond icing!

brouser3, Nov 6, 6:14am
Has an almond topping which is put on top of the nearly cooked cake and then finished off.Not your conventional almond iceing.Looks yummy.

jessie981, Nov 6, 9:51pm
Have you the recipe please!

arrowmax, Nov 7, 2:16am
Hi jessie - it has an almond paste covering.Recipe below:

Eliza's Fruit Cake - Annabel Langbein

3 cups pitted prunes, halved2/3 cup finely chopped apricots
and soaked overnight in1 cup raisins or sultanas
4tbsp brandy or whiskey¼ cup citrus peel chopped

250g butterAlmond Paste
1cup sugar1 ½ cups ground almonds
5 eggs½ cup caster sugar
2 cups plain flour1 beaten egg
1 tsp baking powderTo decorate
2 ½ cups mixed dried fruit60 whole blanched almonds

Preheat oven to150C.Grease and line a deep 21 cm cake tin with baking paper.Beat together butter and sugar until creamy then beat in eggs one at a time.Add flour and baking powder, dried fruit, citrus peel and soaked prunes and mix until evenly combined,Pour into prepared cake tin.Bale for 2 hours or until skewer comes out clean.Leave in tin and cover cake with almond paste made by mixing together ground almonds, caster sugar and egg.Decorate with almonds and return to oven for about 15 minutes or until almonds are lightly browned.

arrowmax, Nov 7, 2:16am
Hi jessie - it has an almond paste covering.Recipe below:

Eliza's Fruit Cake - Annabel Langbein

3 cups pitted prunes, halved and soaked overnight in 4tbsp brandy or whiskey
250g butter
1cup sugar
5 eggs
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 ½ cups mixed dried fruit
2/3 cup finely chopped apricots
1 cup raisins or sultanas
¼ cup citrus peel chopped

Almond Paste
1 ½ cups ground almonds
½ cup caster sugar
1 beaten egg

To decorate
60 whole blanched almonds

Preheat oven to150C.Grease and line a deep 21 cm cake tin with baking paper.Beat together butter and sugar until creamy then beat in eggs one at a time.Add flour and baking powder, dried fruit, citrus peel and soaked prunes and mix until evenly combined,Pour into prepared cake tin.Bale for 2 hours or until skewer comes out clean.Leave in tin and cover cake with almond paste made by mixing together ground almonds, caster sugar and egg.Decorate with almonds and return to oven for about 15 minutes or until almonds are lightly browned.

jessie981, Nov 7, 5:23am
Thanx, muchly appreciated.

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