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Old 12-12-2007, 05:41 PM
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Snowdrop's Blonde Fruitcake Recipe

Snowdrop's Blonde Fruitcake

Cake

Soak 1 hr:
¾ c dates (packed)
½ lemon juiced
½ orange juiced
2 t almond extract
pinch sea salt

grind, sift, & set aside in bowl:
1 c almonds
1 c dry coconut shreds
½ c cashews


fruit filling 1

combine in any ratio to equal ¾ cup total
your choice of the following dry fruits:

raisins, cherries apricots, pineapple, cranberry, currants
in similar size cuts
soak 1 hr in ¼ c of fruit juice of your choice (or brandy, rum…)
in the dehydrator 1 hr

fruit filling 2

1” fresh ginger root sliced & slivered
1 T lemon zest
1 T orange zest
2 T agave

put in bowl in dehydrator 1 hr


Candied Nuts
1/3 c walnut halves
1/3 c pecan halves
2 T maple syrup
½ t cinnamon
pinch sea salt

toss in small bowl put on telflex sheet in dehydrator for 1 hr

Lets put it together!

Cake: After the hour of soaking, take the ginger bowl & just drain the juices into the dates (set ginger citrus zest aside)…take the date mixture and blend into a smooth puree.
Pour into the ground nut mixture and stir lightly till combined. Set cake batter aside.
Fruit & Nuts: drain the fruit and put onto cake ‘batter’, also add the ginger citrus zest, …set aside the nicest dozen pecan halves for the garnish and break up the rest of the nuts into the cake batter into small enough pieces. (Remember, if the nut pieces are too big… the knife will have trouble slicing the cake neatly… ask me how I know…)
Cake: stir the additions lightly till combined then press into your 5-6” cake mold. (Use plastic wrap lining to make sure you can get it back out again.)
Plate your cake and decorate.





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Old 12-12-2007, 05:42 PM
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notes

more notes:
(to make a spiced fruitcake add your spices to the dry ground nut sifting)

I used ground coconut & lemon zest powder with a little agave and enough water & 1 T coconut oil to make it workable... it's not a recipe that is perfected yet, but it worked well enough for tonite.
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:32 PM
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Oh my Goodness, Snowdrop! This looks incredible!

I used to adore fruitcake but haven't had it for years. I am soooooo making this!!! Thank you!
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:34 PM
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Carmi! I'm sending you a little bottle of RUM to put in the fruit cake !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hehe ! Jozzzzzzie
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:40 PM
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Carmi! I'm sending you a little bottle of RUM to put in the fruit cake !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hehe ! Jozzzzzzie


You're kidding, right? I haven't had booze in like... years! lol
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:47 PM
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You know that I'm kidding ! no booze here either; but if snowdrop says it's better with few spoons I'm going to try it! LOL



snowdrop; Thank You for the recipe! I so copied it and I so sent it so all my ''raw foodists'''' on my mailing list ! UPS forgive me I did not ask you permission, I got too excited and had to share !!!!!!!!! joz
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:14 PM
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thanks all!

i am happy i made this too.
it tastes just as good as i was hoping.

ps the topping is not sweet like sugar, don't be expecting that...
it just looks like confectionery sugar. fooled ya!

xoxoxo
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:19 PM
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[quote=snowdrop;

ps the topping is not sweet like sugar, don't be expecting that...
it just looks like confectionery sugar. fooled ya! /QUOTE]


I was reading about Xalatol (white Powder) '''sugar'''' you have to get it from ''some'''tree ! the one in health food stores is from corn ! ((Corn syrup dehydrated!))) it says how 'good' it is for us ! I wonder how raw would it be for us rawbies? and if used sparingly like in the 'frosting' above? would it work?

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Old 12-12-2007, 07:24 PM
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I was reading about Xalatol (white Powder) '''sugar'''' you have to get it from ''some'''tree ! the one in health food stores is from corn ! ((Corn syrup dehydrated!))) it says how 'good' it is for us ! I wonder how raw would it be for us rawbies? and if used sparingly like in the 'frosting' above? Joz
i used it previously and gave the bag away afterwards.
something about it didn't seem right...
it will be a cooked product, so you could use any natural
sweetner in it's place... ie maple sugar
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:59 PM
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Yummers!

That's all.. just YUMMERS!
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I know this would work as a 'thin' frosting ! it's from Lemon Poppy Seed Cake: make 1/2 a recipe and make it thiner! Joz


THIS IS SO LIKE 'Costco' white frosting!

1 c OMEGA NUTRITION coconut oil (it does not smell/taste coconuty) The one I used is just like Crisco !
Beat/Whip this with beaters! from my SAD baking days!
add 1/4 c agave
juice of 1/2 lemon IF YOU LIKE MORE LEMON DO juice of 1 and or zest. whip again.
Spread quickly as it starts to melt a little.
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Snowdrop, you've done it again!!! My goodness girl, you are GOOD!

This cake looks wonderful - ive never like fruit cake, but im willing to try this because you make it looks so great! thanks
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... Snow.... You've done it once again!!!
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I know this would work as a 'thin' frosting ! it's from Lemon Poppy Seed Cake: make 1/2 a recipe and make it thiner! Joz


THIS IS SO LIKE 'Costco' white frosting!

1 c OMEGA NUTRITION coconut oil (it does not smell/taste coconuty) The one I used is just like Crisco !
Beat/Whip this with beaters! from my SAD baking days!
add 1/4 c agave
juice of 1/2 lemon IF YOU LIKE MORE LEMON DO juice of 1 and or zest. whip again.
Spread quickly as it starts to melt a little.
hey joz,
that sounds yummy delicious!!
problem is
it's too $$ for me to use a whole cup of coconut oil,
i have a tiny little jar and it cost $10.
alot for one recipe.

if i were taking it out for a potluck or a special occasion.....

i gotta figure out how to bring more $$ in just to satisfy my food fantasies.


xoxox
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:35 AM
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Hey Snow,

Just to make sure I understand properly. You add the second filling only if you wish a spiced cake, right?
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