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connie
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 5:11 pm    Post subject: Boiled Fruit Cake (Rec & Pic) Reply with quote

Boilded Fruit Cake



Ingredients
(A)
1kg Mixed Fruits
125g Brandy
125g Water
250g Butter
150g Brown Sugar (Original recipe is 200g)

(B)
5 Large eggs, lightly beaten
1 TBsp Treacle (I substitute with honey)
2 tsp grated orange rind
1 tsp grated lemon rind

(C)
265g Plain flour
50g Self raising flour
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda

Method
1) Sift ingredients (C) together several times, set aside.
2) Combine ingredients (A) in a pan. Stir constantly over heat without boiling until sugar is dissolved.
3) Once sugar is dissolved, bring to boil, then reduce the heat to simmer covered for 10 minutes.
4) Transfer the hot mixture to a big mixing bowl and let it cool to room temperature.
5) Greese a deep 9" round cake tin, line the base & sides with 2 layers of silicon paper. Prepare another 2 layers of silicon paper (Paper height: 7cm) to tie around the cake tin with cotton string. bringing the paper 5cm above the edge of cake tin.
6) Once the fruit mixture is cooled to room temperature, add eggs, treacle, and rinds and stir until combined.
7) Stir in sifted flour until combined.
coffee Baked at 140C - 150C for about 2.5 hours or test it with skewer.
9) Cover the cake with aluminium foil and cool in cake tin.

Note:
a) I did not have SR flour. I substituted it with Plain flour + 1 tsp baking powder.
b) I baked at 150C for 1 hr 15 mins & found the cake top is quite brown. So, I lower the temperature to 140C for the balance 1 hr 15 mins.
c) The hot fruit mixture was taking a long time to cool to room temperature. Being impatient, I let the hot fruit mixture bowl sit in another bigger bowl with cool water to speed up the process.

Rgds, Connie
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 10:22 pm    Post subject: Boiled Fruit Cake Reply with quote

Hi Connie,

Your fruit cake looks yummy and delicious. Is the 1kg mixed fruits termed as dried fruits ? Or how do you define and where did you get it from....
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dear connie,

For the 125g Brandy, can i change it to fresh orange juice instead. As i cant take alcohol.

tq n rgds,

siti
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karlskrona
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Siti, u can do that =)
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've also seen some people use tea to soak the fruits instead of alcohol.

One thing to keep in mind though... if not using alcohol in the cake, the fruit cake has to be consumed pretty quickly (especially if using fruit juice)... i.e. cannot be kept for several months or even up to a year like when using alcohol.
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jo n Alyssa for your advise. I intend to make it on this weekend. Will feedback the results...hehehe!!

rgds,

siti
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connie
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dukecheng - yes, it is dried mixed fruits which you can get easily from bakery supplies shop.

fila - Sorry, I was busy yesterday. Only came in this morning.

Thanks, Jo & alyssa for helping.

Rgds, Connie
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Connie,
Ur fruit cake looks great! =)
May i ask if soaking the mixed fruits in brandy is needed few days before use? thks
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made this fruitcake since Christmas is just 2 months away. Very easy to do. I only need to bake for 1 1/2 hours since I halved the ingredients.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:56 am    Post subject: boiled fruit cake Reply with quote

chinadoll wrote:
Made this fruitcake since Christmas is just 2 months away. Very easy to do. I only need to bake for 1 1/2 hours since I halved the ingredients.


Hi chinadoll,

May i ask if u're using Connie's boil fruit cake recipe? How u find the taste? Or u have a gd fruit cake recipe to share? thks =)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Connie/china doll,

Wld u kindly advise how to prevent the dry fruits or nuts from sinking to the bottom after bake? thks
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May May
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheezyheart,

I have not tried baking nor steaming fruit cakes before, but I have read from some articles that in order to prevent the fruits from sinking, you need to mix them with abit of flour before mixing them into the batter.

Not sure if this is true though...

Regards..May
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

May May,

Thks for e reply make friends

I've tried that too by mixing some flour and stir into batter, sometimes it works, sometimes not...so am wondering if my ways r correct.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheezyheart wrote:
May May,

Thks for e reply make friends

I've tried that too by mixing some flour and stir into batter, sometimes it works, sometimes not...so am wondering if my ways r correct.


I normally wash the fruits first and let it dry before using it. Also I flour them before adding to the batter. This works for me.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thks zurynee Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheezyheart, I follow Connie's recipe to make this cake. I halved the recipe. No need to add any flour to the mixed fruits to prevent sinking
because for this recipe u need to boil it so the fruits will be wet and no amount of flour is going to dry it up. As u can see there are a lot of mixed fruits added, so there's literally no space for them to sink! The sticky batter helped too. Tastewise, if you like dense cake then it's good. Taste like a fruitcake pudding from Australia that someone gave me!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Connie,
Your fruit cake looks moist. Every time I make fruit cakes, it always turns out dry be it baked or steam. Any idea what can I do to make it moist? I hope to make one for this coming CNY.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Connie your fruit cake surely looks good !! Smile just one thing must do the paper thing for the tin ??will it make a diffrence if i just put the paper ??thanks cheers
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