ambrosia's famous christmas cake

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Yield
1 Servings
MeasureIngredient
4 cups All purpose flour
2 teaspoons Nutmeg
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Ground cloves
1 teaspoon Brandy extract and/or
¼ cup Brandy
1 cup Sweet shredded coconut
1 cup Golden brown sugar
1 cup Dark old fashioned brown sugar
1 pounds Unsalted butter
¾ cup Pineapple wedges
¾ cup Mixed fruit
¾ cup Lexia raisins
¾ cup Thompson raisins
¾ cup Golden raisins
¾ cup Chopped dates
¾ cup Chopped pecans
¾ cup Sliced blanched almonds
¾ cup Chopped walnuts
½ cup Citron peel
½ cup Orange and lemon peel
½ cup Assorted melon cubes
½ cup Glace cherries
½ cup Green cherries
½ cup Currants
½ cup Blackstrap molasses
½ cup Pure apple juice
12  Egg yolks
12  Egg whites

Mix fruit with 2 cups flour mixture. Heat oven to 275 degrees. line with wax paper and grease 6 loaf pans 8" x 4½" X 2 ½" deep. Beat butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Mix in egg yolks. Then mix in alternately just until smooth remaining flour mixture, juice and molasses. Turn into a large container and stir in fruit mix by hand. beat egg whites until soft peaks are formed and fold in to mixture.

Bake for approximately 2 hours. yields 6 loaves Wrap well in foil. Can add brandy or rum at intervals.

Decorations: Pineapple rings, maraschino cherries,pecans and or walnut halves marzipan, etc....

>From Ambrosia Natural foods recipe as posted in the Toronto Star.

Posted to Recipe Archive - 08 Dec 96 submitted by: mooreb@...

Date: Sun, 8 Dec 96 2:31:52 EST

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