6 EGGS! Earl's Fruitcake TOO GOOD FOR WORDS!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by tackyrama, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. tackyrama

    tackyrama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't let preconceptions fool you. Before I tasted this I had images of the foul stuff you get in stores around Christmas time. This recipe is SO GOOD YOU WON'T BELIEVE! This is a old old recipe handed down for generations from a family in N Dakota. (Earl was my dear departed mother's childhood sweetheart)

    Earl's Fruit Cake
    makes 4 small pans (works better in small pans)
    1 1/2 cups crisco or shortening
    3 cups brown sugar
    cream sugar & shortening
    6 large eggs - beat
    4 1/2 cups flour
    1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    1 1/2 tsp salt
    mix flour, baking powder & salt and add
    1 cup molasses
    1 1/2 shots brandy
    fruit, nuts etc.
    pecans, raisens, dates, red & green cherries, etc.
    grease pans, line pans with brown paper, grease inside of paper
    300 deg. 2 1/2 - 3 hrs.
    when cool paper will peel off
    wrap in brandy soaked cloth in a tight container for 2 to 3 weeks.

    Be sure to make in small pans because everyone will want some.
     
  2. Rosalind

    Rosalind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Do you cream the eggs in with the butter & sugar?
     
  3. tackyrama

    tackyrama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My DW says yes. I havn't made it myself yet - just ATE it!
     
  4. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds good. I like fruitcake I'll probably try it.
     

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