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Offline RosieB

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Fruit and nut Christmas cake
« on: December 14, 2011, 07:18:50 am »
I am trying to find a recipe for a Christmas cake like the ones seen in Health Food and Ditters Nuts shops.
They are almost entirely made of dried fruit, nuts and seeds with just a tiny amount of dough to hold the mix together.
I have searched in the Christmas and cake area but no luck so far.
Hope that someone can help with this one.
Thanks heaps,  Rosie
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Re: Fruit and nut Christmas cake
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2011, 08:49:44 am »
Do you mean this one from Tenina's site Rosie?
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Re: Fruit and nut Christmas cake
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2011, 08:54:20 am »
Do you mean this one from Tenina's site Rosie?
Thanks JD  That is close but without the chocolate.  I had not thought af checking Tenina's site.  Might look on Farfallinas as well.
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Re: Fruit and nut Christmas cake
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011, 09:18:40 am »
I found this recipe from Delicious Magazine.
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/23832/down+under+christmas+cake

That looks about right.  I will have a try at converting it and making it tomorrow.
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Re: Fruit and nut Christmas cake
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2011, 12:04:49 pm »
Wow that some serious fruit and nut. Looks really yum though.

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Re: Fruit and nut Christmas cake
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2011, 08:55:22 am »
Got it made and out of the oven okay.   :D
Have to wait til it cools to sample the result, BUT IT LOOKS GOOD   ;D

I will post the recipe as I converted and used it later.
It has a lot of 'Rosie' style improvisation from the original.
I am not sure if I will bother with more cherries on top.


Ready to go into the oven

   
Cooked and cooling.  It is upside down in the pic.
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Re: Fruit and nut Christmas cake
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2011, 10:01:24 am »
Don't forget to post a picture when you cut it Rosie - would love to see what the inside looks like.
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Re: Fruit and nut Christmas cake
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2011, 11:30:32 am »
It is very dense.  And I don't think I would bother with the extra cherries on top.  It tastes perfect how it is.
The cake did not rise at all.  If anything it sank a little.  Probably because it settled in the pan even tho I had packed it down pretty firmly.
If I make it again I will use a smaller pan. 
It was meant to be wrapped in foil and allowed to mature for 2->3 days before cutting.
No hope of that in this house.
It is very very yummy.
DH has commented that it may be a Christmas cake,  But it is not going to be around that long  :D :D :D :D
        
Rosalie, from the Sunshine Coast, Qld.
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Re: Fruit and nut Christmas cake
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2011, 11:47:37 am »
Good job Rosie.
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Re: Fruit and nut Christmas cake
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2011, 05:08:55 am »
Rosie that really looks good. I always ,make something similar to this every year. I call it a stained glass window cake. I think I'll do yours this year. Thanks.
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Re: Fruit and nut Christmas cake
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2011, 05:18:22 am »
Rosie that really looks good. I always ,make something similar to this every year. I call it a stained glass window cake. I think I'll do yours this year. Thanks.

Thanks Cookie and JD.  I am really pleased with it.  But I think I may need to make another as it is shrinking fast.   ;D :D ;D
Cookie, Is your recipe on the Forum?  I would love to try it.
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Re: Fruit and nut Christmas cake
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2011, 05:35:10 am »
No, I have never made it with the TMX. Would you like me to pm it to you?
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Re: Fruit and nut Christmas cake
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2011, 11:38:23 am »
I made one by Annabel Langbein.  Looks similar .  Have converted it but not posted recipe will do so tomorrow.  It is just dried fruit and nuts held together with a little flour and eggs,