Small holiday fruitcakes

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
⅓ cup Unsalted butter; softened
¼ cup Brown sugar
1 large Egg; beaten
½ cup Brandy; scotch, rum or apple cider may be used
2 tablespoons Evaporated milk
¼ cup Maple syrup
1 teaspoon Vanilla
½ cup Flour
½ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Ginger
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ cup Candied orange peel
¼ cup Candied lemon peel
¼ cup Currants
¼ cup Pine nuts; toasted

Toast the pine nuts in a dry pan over low heat or in the oven. Do not allow to burn. Set aside to cool.

Cream the butter and sugar together, add egg and mix well. Mix the brandy, milk, maple syrup and vanilla together and set aside. Mix the orange and lemon peel, currants and pine nuts together and set aside. Mix well together the flour, baking soda, spices and salt. Take 1 tablespoon of mixture and dredge the fruit and nut mixture in it. Add the liquid and dry ingredients alternately to the creamed sugar and butter.

Fold the fruit and nut mixture into the batter. Prepare muffin pans bu greasing and flouring them. Fill pans ¾ full. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-18 mins. Allow the muffins to cool completely, ice them with white icing and decorate them as you choose.

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Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #990 by Carol & Bob Floyd <c.floyd@...> on Jan 05, 1998

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