Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mini Christmas Cakes...

Can't say that these are the best fruitcakes I've ever tried but they are quite yummy.
2 cups mixed fruit
10 glace cherries, chopped
handful of slivered almonds
handful of diced dried apricot
2 tblspns brown sugar
2 cups of black tea
2 tblspns brandy
~ Let all ingredients soak, preferrably overnight ~

Beat 1 egg and add to mixture. Sift 2 cups of SR Flour (add a little more if necessary) and 1 tspn baking powder and fold through. Spoon into large patty pans, place whole blanched almonds and a full cherry on top and bake at 160C for about 45 minutes until golden.
I glazed with a bit of jam and marmalade and brown sugar, heated in the microwave.
Wrap individually in cellophane and give to the people you love!
Cheers - Joolz


  1. They do look nice. Merry Christmas to you and all of your loved ones.

  2. those look delicious! Just another one to add to the many I do! But it is so fun to give treats away even if people don't eat them! Directions to these beauties, "place 3 or 4 on each side of your hips and whala! instant Christmas wrappings! LOL

  3. Joolz, I don't know what has happened, I guess my side bar isn't keeping up with recent bloggers posts so I clicked on yours to find many post I haven't read! SO fun to see your home and tree and the beautiful decorations on the tree! Your recipes look so yummy and easy to make! I will give it a go. After spending the WHOLE entire day on Saturday with the help of Huhoney we produced 8 baskets full of homemade candy to take to neighbors and friends! PHEW what a job! I love it but would NEVER make it a JOB JOB for real! only FUN!

  4. Hi Joolz, I can't believe I came across your blog - we are from the same town. I love your blog. You'd be a great for promoting the areas tourism with your beautiful photo's. :-)

  5. Hi Joolz - if only you told me before!! Maybe there's just time to knock some of these up tomorrow.

  6. Lisa,

    You have me intrigued. Do you know me? I do love the town I live in so I like to promote it where possible. A great place to raise kids.
    I can't read access your blog or profile. You can email me at ajkbmac@bigpond.net.au

    Cheers - Joolz


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