Wednesday, December 3, 2014

JEAN AND ANNA'S FRUIT CAKE RECIPES

Fruit cakes should really be made a week or two before Christmas.  If you don't they will taste good, but they taste better with age.  After making them, letting them cool, you should wrap them in aluminum foil, put in an air tight container like a Tupperware or alike and placed in a cool place.  You could put them in the refrigerator or in the basement depending on where you live.

Someone asked for a recipe for one fruit cake.  You would have to cut the first recipe in half, and bake it in a large loaf pan.  If you don't understand how to cut the recipe in half, let Marilyn know.

JEAN'S FRUIT CAKE RECIPE

1 Cup butter
1 Cup White sugar
1 Cup brown sugar
1/2 Cup Molasses
1/2 Cup grated bitter chocolate
1/2 Cup boiling water
4 egg yolks
4 Cups flour
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 egg whites
1 teaspoon cream of tarter
1 Cup sweet cream
1 Cup nuts
1 Cup cherries, candied
1 Cup, pineapple, candied
1 Cup Raisins
1 Cups Dates
1 Cup Figs

In large bowl (mixer bowl size), cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy.  Add egg yolks and molasses, beating well.  Pour boiling water into chocolate and mix well; add to above mixture.  Sift flour, soda, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon together.  Cut up cherries, pineapple, dates and figs.  In a large bowl put nuts, cherries, pineapple, raisins, dates and figs, add a little flour mixture and mix well.  Add cream of tartar to egg whites and beat until stiff.  Add flour to creamed mixture alternately with cream, beating after each addition.  Add fruit, mixing well.  Gently fold in egg whites.  Bake in three small or two large loaf pans.  Grease and line pans with wax paper.  Bake at 275 degrees oven for 2 hours.

ANNA'S FRUIT CAKE RECIPE

2 1/4 sifted all purpose flour
1 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 pound raisins
1/2 pound dates, cut
1/4 pound figs, cut
3/4 pound mixed candied peel
1/2 cup shortening
1 Cup brown sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup coffee

Sift flour with soda, salt and spices and add to fruit.  Cream shortening, add sugar gradually, then eggs and beat well.  Add floured fruit alternately with molasses and coffee.  Pour into 2 wax paper lined pans, cover with wax paper.  Bake in a preheated oven at 275 degrees for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

*NOTE: Nuts may be added when mixing fruit if desired.



AT ABOUT 2:00 AM THIS MORNING, ERIN AND LOVINA HAD A BABY BOY.  HE IS IN PERFECT CONDITION.  MOTHER AND BABY ARE DOING FINE.   WHEN JEAN CALLED ME THIS MORNING THEY WERE TRYING TO DECIDE BETWEEN THE TWO GRANDFATHER'S WHOSE NAME SHOULD GO FIRST. JEAN CALLED ME AGAIN. IT WAS DECIDED BY GRANDFATHER JOSEPH.  GRANDSON IS: NOAH JOSEPH.


14 comments:

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Everyone,

As I put on the front. Erin and Lovina had their baby boy about 2:00 AM this morning. Jean said she thought he weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. They are still trying to decide between two names, so I will let you know what they name him. Needless to say that Joseph and Martha are thrilled at their first grandchild. More news as I get it.

Also hope you enjoy the Fruit Cake recipes this morning.

Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Hello Marilyn - What wonderful news that the new baby made his appearance! Congratulations to all - truly a blessing. Thank you for posting this much anticipated news.....Chris

dynnamae n said...

Good morning Marilyn,
Happy to hear of the new addition to the family of Martha & Joseph. Congratulations to all as first time parents and grandparents. He will surely increase their joy of Christmas even more this year. Blessings to you and them.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Chris,

It is such great news. He is a Christmas Gift for them. Everyone is really happy especially Martha and Joseph.

I will see they get your messages.

Blessings to you and yours,
Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning dynnamae,

They are so happy about their new Grandson. Of course the parents are thrilled, too.

I will see they get your message.

Blessings to you and yours,
Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Everyone,

I think I got the post about the baby right now. Guess I am as excited as they are. Can't wait to go see him.

Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Thanks Jean+Anna for your recipes.
PTL on the arrival of a new little soul to these first-time parents and Grandparents! I ask the Lord's blessing on Erin+Lovina as they raise this beautiful child in the "fear and admonition of the Lord". Such excitement and awe abound surely for Bishop Joseph+Martha, and Lovina's Dad+Mom, their hearts overflowing with love and gratitude to the Lord for His grace, mercy and provision. I'm also sure everyone who knows them are rejoicing!
God bless all! Carol

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Carol,
I know they appreciate your prayers. Everyone is so happy. Will see that they get your messages.

Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the Fruitcake recipes. I am going to bake them for Christmas. It's so nice to have the recipes that aren't soaked in rum or bourbon! I know the liquor cooks out or soaks in but I don't like the taste.
Congratulations on baby boy! Wonderful news! Blessings for the family.
Carol Edwards in SC.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Carol,
I am so glad that you like their recipes. They thought they should go on before Christmas as they taste better if they are made ahead. Jean and Anna's recipes are the first Fruit Cakes that I have seen without rum or bourbon.

I will see they get your messages.

Marilyn

Willow's Quiet Corner said...

Congratulations to Erin and Lovina! The entire family is excited, I am sure! Good to hear all are well!

These recipes look very good! I will have to try them out sometime!

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Willow's Quiet Corner,

The family is all excited especially Martha and Bishop Joseph, they have their first grandchild.

Glad you like the recipes.

I will see that they get your messages.

Marilyn

Countryside Reflections said...

Congratulations to Erin and Lovina. Martha and Joseph must be very proud grandparents. It's good to know that all went well and mom and baby are doing good.

Thank you for the Fruit Cake recipe.

Doreen

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Doreen,
They are all excited and proud. Martha and Joseph are so thrilled they have their first grandchild.

Will see they get your message.

Marilyn