The Best Nutless Fruitcake
 
you can turn any fruitcake into a nutless one by omitting the nuts and 
adding 1/3 cup brandy & 1 tablespoon sugar. once removed from the 
oven, and while they are still warm, brush with this mixture. 
 
servings: 5 (6-inch) cakes 
category: dessert - cake 
 
 
1 lb.  (4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
2 cup  plus 1 tablespoon sugar
12 large  eggs
4 lb.  candied and dried fruits, such as citron, lemon peel, orange
  peel, sour cherries, and apricots, chopped
1/2 cup  molasses
2-1/2 cup  all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp  ground allspice
2/3 cup  brandy
  glaceed fruits, such as figs, oranges, pears, apricots, peaches, and
  pineapple, for garnish
  candied cherries and kumquats, for garnish
1 cup  apricot jam
 
heat oven to 275. butter five 6-by-2-inch round cake pans. butter 
five 18-by-3-inch strips of heavy brown paper, and fit them into each 
pan to form a collar. 
 
in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, 
cream butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. add eggs, one at 
a time, beating well after each addition. mix in 2 cups of the fruit 
and the molasses, blending well. remove batter to a large bowl. sift 
together flour and allspice, and add to mixture, one cup at a time, 
mixing well between additions. reserve 1 cup assorted fruit to use 
later, for decorating. add remaining fruit, stirring with a spoon. 
divide batter evenly among pans. 
 
bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 3 to 3 
1/2 hours. while cakes are still warm, brush them with 1/3 cup brandy 
mixed with 1 tablespoon sugar. let cool in pans on a wire rack. gently 
remove cakes from pans, leaving paper collar intact. decorate cakes 
with glaceed and dried fruits. 
 
heat apricot jam and remaining brandy in a small saucepan over medium 
heat. strain, and brush over fruits to hold in place. 
 
-- 
maureen 
 
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(ID: 4245) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Mon, Dec 27, 2004


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