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Fruitcake without alcohol
Posted: 30 September 2008 12:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Jeanette, my sister does the same thing for her fruitcakes - soak fruit in tea.

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Posted: 30 September 2008 03:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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jeannette - 29 September 2008 04:31 PM

If I am making a fruit cake other than a ‘special’ one, ie. one for a celebration, I like to soak the fruit overnight in cold tea.  It makes the fruit plump up and the cake stays really moist.  If you haven’t time to soak overnight you can bring the fruit to the boil in the tea and then let it cool and use it.

What a wonderful idea!

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Posted: 30 September 2008 05:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Don’t think it is my idea, there is a recipe for fruit cake soaked in tea in most cake books over here!  LOL

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