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Sunday, December 27, 2020

Tasty Eats and Fruit Cake Recipe

I thought I would end the year with a Tasty Eats post and share all the yummy goodness from the past couple of weeks.

First up is a Cinnabon holiday rolled pancake mug set we got for Christmas. It not only includes mugs, but stuff to make rolled pancakes, the frosting/filling and hot cocoa mix (for 2) you will need an egg (which I initially forgot to add in), oil and milk for the pancakes and butter and cream cheese for the filling. Overall it was very tasty and don't be surprised to see a rolled pancake post in the future.





 



Next I have a bunch of candy. I make a bunch of candy just before Christmas to share with immediate family and my husband's co-workers. I have a blog post about it to include the recipe for the peanut clusters on my newest blog here.

toffee squares

peanut clusters

flourless peanut butter cookies

divinity

fudge


This is a cup of coffee with instant hot chocolate added, Cool Whip, chocolate syrup, and sprinkles. 


Next is fruit cake. I have never made fruit cake and a recipe had come the recipe from an email sent by our church. The original recipe had figs in it. we could not find figs at the time so figs was replaced by dates. I know fruit cake gets a bad rap, but this was really tasty.


So here is the fruit cake recipe:
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1 cup chopped raisins
1 cup chopped figs...or dates
2 cups flour
3 eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon honey

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
Grease and flour 9 1/2 in round pan (Bundt pan)
Coat the chopped fruit and almonds in a little bit of flour. Set aside.
Blend in butter, sugar, spices, and salt.
Beat egg yolks and add to butter mixture.
Sift flour and baking powder, add to butter mixture along with water and honey.
add in the fruits and almonds
Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry.
Fold in the egg whites into the batter
Bake for 50-60 minutes.

Not sure how long the cake is suppose to set before you invert it out of a pan. I did it after a few minutes. It still stuck a little in the pan for me, even greasing and flouring the pan. But it wasn't too bad.
I also feel you can get creative with the dried fruit and maybe even add some coconut. I still have raisins and dates left, so I think I will be making it again soon.

Finally I have sour cream cookies. It was the last day at work before an extended holiday break and I received some candy canes. One of them broke so I found a sour cream cookie recipe and added broken candy candy. I was not the traditional peppermint flavor but I think it was strawberry. It was tasty if you like fake strawberry flavor candy cane.


This is likely the last post of the year, so Happy New Year and hopefully in 2021 we will start seeing things go back to normal. I still think we will be dealing with the pandemic for a while yet, so stay safe.

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