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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Filipino Style Fruitcake

I have been working in a bread and pastry industry for a year now and I am enjoying the variety of new products we offer to our clients. Few more days to go and it is holiday season again. For our Holiday Treat, we offer our delicious Fruitcake.

Fruitcake is a traditional sweet cake that is served during holidays. Many countries have their own recipe of making this cake and we also have our own. A unique combination of brandy, nuts, glazed fruits & spices made our Fruitcake very tasty.

For those mommies and daddies who would like to make their own Fruitcake this holiday season, you may use this recipe I got from Filipino Style Recipe.

Here it is ♥
Estimated time of preparation: 15-20 minutes (plus soaking time)
Estimated time of cooking: 50 minutes

1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup red and green maraschino cherries, drained
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup candied pineapple chunks
1/2 cup brandy or rum
2 cups sugar(plus 1 cup sugar for caramel syrup)
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
250 grams butter, melted
6 eggs
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla essence(optional)


Part 1(Soaking Fruits)
1. In a stainless steel bowl, pour brandy then soak fruits.
2. Cover and let stand overnight at room temperature. Set aside.

Part 2(Caramel Syrup)
1. In a heated pan, pour 1/2 cup water then dissolved 1 cup sugar until caramelized. Let it cool and set aside

Part 3(Batter Mixture)
1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Mix well.
2. Add butter, sugar and eggs, vanilla essence then mix well.
3. Add caramel syrup and half of soaked fruits then mix well.

Part 4(Baking)
1. In a loaf pan, grease with melted butter then dust with flour.
2. Pour mixture then bake over 300 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes then remove from the oven.
3. Sprinkle the remaining soaked fruits on top then put back in the oven.
4. Bake for another 40 minutes or until golden brown.
(Fruit cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.)
5. Remove from the oven then brush top with remaining brandy from soaked fruits.
6. Let it cool then refrigerate before slicing.

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