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Offline Cornish Cream

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Fruit cake
« on: July 30, 2010, 08:32:59 pm »
Fruit cake
This slightly sticky cake contains only natural sugars from fruit, malt and honey.
350g wholewheat flour
4 tsp baking powder
2 large carrots,cut into chunks
60g stoned dates, cut into pieces
3 tbsp malt extract (1 UK tbsp = 15 ml)
5 tbsp honey
finely grated zest & juice of 1 orange
finely grated zest& juice of 1 lemon
200g red grape juice,prune juice or apple juice
70 ml water
100g soya margarine
100g raisins or sultanas
100g prunes cut into pieces
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp mixed spice
1.Place the flour and baking powder in a bowl, set aside.
2.Chop the dates and carrots onto running blades speed 7.Scrape down the TM bowl
3.Add the remaining ingredients.
4.Cook 10 minutes/100c/speed 1
5.Pour the cooked fruit mixture onto the flour and baking powder, mix well.
6.Tip into a well greased 20-23 cm round cake tin or a rectangular 15x28cm tin.
7.Bake the round tin for about 1 1/2 hours or the rectangular tin about 1 hour in an preheated oven 180c.
8.Test with a skewer in the middle, if still sticky bake for another 10 minutes.
9. Cool in the tin on a cooling rack.
This is another recipe found in my folder today, thanks to another UK Thermomix cookery workshop.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2014, 01:59:08 pm by judydawn »
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Re: Fruit cake
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010, 02:37:50 am »
Don't know if I have seen malt extract around Cornish Cream (I am presuming you mean a liquid form) so can we substitute it with molasses or use the powdered form of malt easily available here.
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Re: Fruit cake
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2010, 08:27:25 am »
I love fruit cake and so do my hips, but I'll still be trying this. :-\
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Re: Fruit cake
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010, 11:30:24 am »
Don't know if I have seen malt extract around Cornish Cream (I am presuming you mean a liquid form) so can we substitute it with molasses or use the powdered form of malt easily available here.
You're correct jd the malt extract is in liquid form.I have had a look at the label on my jar and it's made up of 70% natural sugars, so I would substitute molasses with a little malt extract powder.
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Re: Fruit cake
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2010, 03:18:08 pm »
Thanks Cornish Cream.
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Re: Fruit cake
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2010, 08:14:15 am »
Thanks CC - MrsT loves a good fruit cake .

JD - look in the home brew section of the shops ;)  for the malt extract, but leave all the beer making gear there !
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Re: Fruit cake
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2010, 08:21:04 am »
Thanks TMX-er, never thought to look there.  :P :P
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Re: Fruit cake
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2010, 12:17:42 pm »
JD,  some health food shop have Malt Extract.   I usually keep a bottle on hand and put 1 tablespoon full into wholemeal bread.  So if you buy some it can be used up.

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Re: Fruit cake
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2010, 01:26:14 pm »
Thanks Chookie
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Re: Fruit cake
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2010, 03:27:23 am »
Judy, I have bought malt extract from the supermarket, it looks like this.

http://www.ducksnuts.com/Products/MaltExtract.aspx

I think I'll have to make this cake, sounds really nice, thanks for posting.  :)

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Re: Fruit cake
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2010, 03:44:31 am »
Cornish Cream, I'm just confirming this is an english recipe, therefore the tablespoons would equal 15ml ?  :)

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Re: Fruit cake
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2010, 04:00:11 am »
Thanks nanna-to-be  :) :)
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Re: Fruit cake
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2010, 09:20:57 am »
Cornish Cream, I'm just confirming this is an english recipe, therefore the tablespoons would equal 15ml ?  :)
Your right JulieO, one tablespoon =15ml. :)
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Re: Fruit cake
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2010, 11:27:02 am »
 :D  Judy

Thankyou Cornish  ;D

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Re: Fruit cake
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2010, 12:39:39 pm »
Judy I saw the extract today in the supermarket.  It was next to the golden syrup.  :)