James Beards Mothers Fruit Cake

Ingredients & Directions

125 g Glace cherries
90 g Glace apricot
250 g Glace pineapple
125 g Mixed peel
300 g Raisins
125 g Sultanas
125 g Currants
1/3 c Brandy
90 g Pecans
1/4 c Flour
90 g Butter
1/2 c Sugar
1/2 c Soft brown sugar
3 lg Eggs
45 g Grated dark chocolate
1 tb Brandy
1/2 c Flour
1/2 ts Cinnamon
1/4 ts Nutmeg
1 pn Ground cloves
1/2 ts Baking powder

Place cherries, apricots, pineapple, peel, raisins, sultanas,
currants in a bowl. Marinate in brandy 2 days stirring occasionaly.
Add nuts and 1/4 cup of flour, stir well. Cream butter with two
sugars add eggs mixing well between each. Add chocolate and brandy.
Sift in flour, cinammon, nutmeg, cloves, baking powder. Add fruit mix
and blend thoroughly. Pour into tin, hollow the centre, bake
150degrees 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Paint with brandy and store at least two
months to mature.

6 Servings

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