Friday, February 18, 2011

FRUIT SLICES

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At times fruit cake may taste awful especially the mass produced ones but a homemade version can be truly delicious. Generally fruit cake contains a mixture of fruit and nut. If there are certain fruits you don't like, you can always include more or another, some of your favorites.

This recipe makes  quite a moist cake which is not as heavy as a traditional fruit cake. The best part, it is incredibly easy to prepare. Besides sultana and dates, it can easily replaced with chocolate chips, dried apricot, cranberries, dried pineapple or even dried papaya. Feel free to pick and mix to create a cake that's perfect for your family.

FRUIT SLICES
Yield    One 7 in loaf

1 C self raising flour
1/2 C brown sugar
3/4 C hot milk
100g butter
3/4 C dates
3/4 C sultana
flaked almond
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

METHOD

*   Soften dates and butter in hot milk. Allow to cool. Preheat oven @ 170 C and grease 7in pan.

*   In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar and sultana. Pour in dates mixture and vanilla  into the dry ingredients. Mix well, pour into prepared pan.

*   Sprinkle almond over the top and gently press into the surface.

*   Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

*   Cool on pan 10 minutes, transfer on rack to cool.

*   Slice to serve.



44 comments:

Jaisy James said...

delicious

Biny Anoop said...

wow it looks yummy

Kurinji said...

Yummy....
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Madhura Manoj said...

Yum yum fruit slices.
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Ambreen said...

Wow! Looks fantastic! so soft & moist!

Priya (elaichii) said...

Delicious!

Priti said...

Looks yummy ..I love all your baked goodies ...should meet you soon ;) and you are anytime welcome for tamarind rice :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

delicious and nice one

Paaka Shaale said...

Wow!!!Lovely cake :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Slices look so yummy. You are a Master in baking!

Deepa
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The Foodie said...

The fruit cake is looking delish and healthy too with the addition of nuts.

Leena said...

Healthy and tasty slice...yummy!

Roxan said...

This cake looks delicious! I have never heard of sultana before though, I'll have to look that up.

Peggy said...

These fruit cake slices look so delicious!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi, I have always loved fruit cakes, and often friends who don't appreciate these will pass to me.
I eat with ice cream.
And yours really look good too.
Have a pleasant weekend, best regards, Lee.

Suja Sugathan said...

Soft and delicious fruit slices,looks so yummy.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, love your fruit cake slices and pizza rolls (in previous post) both.

Now, about honeycomb structure in Ghevar of mine, it just comes automatically, when you follow all the steps of the recipe. No need to do any extra efforts for that :)

Chaitanya said...

very soft fluffy and yummy ....
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Nieza said...

perghh yummy!...tapau sepotong kak..:)

Swathi said...

Fruit cake slices looks awesome. Love it.

divya said...

looks fantastic. Superb!!! :)

Jennifurla said...

Love the texture, looks so super nice

Padma said...

Delicious fruit slice. Love this.

Amritha Kalyani said...

yummy... love fruit slices. its my fav from childhood days.. your slices looks perfect... love it..

Mélange said...

Thats a superb recipe to try.Especially for kids.simple and awesome.Thanks dear.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I love the ingredients you've used within this recipe! Dates and dried fruit in general are my favourite things to eat and snack on. Looks really great..

Kim - Liv Life said...

I also have not used sultana... need to check that out. Nicely done!

Medeja said...

Recipe is simple and nice :) I like such fruitcakes, they taste so good with tea.. :)

Sushma Mallya said...

It looks perfect looks yummy:)

Katrina said...

Looks delicious and healthy! Great job!!

Jill Colonna said...

You are too right: there is nothing to beat homemade. Bet they tasted incredible!

♥FoodTripFriday♥ said...

This one looks perfect for snack time!
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sharada said...

wow...such a moist tasty fruit cake!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Wow... looks so yummy...
Love the color...

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Nithu said...

Truly delicious recipe.

Ayu Safieza said...

Hi T&T....fruity slices.....mmmm cannot resist!!!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

My husband would think his ship had come in if I baked him that! He loves fruit cake. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

CJ xx

Karen said...

So glad I found you through the bloghop-- Loving this blog. Hoping you'll stop by and follow me back.

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Sensible Vegetarian said...

This looks so delicious, nice one.

My Boss is Teething said...

These look great!

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aipi said...

Whoo..that looks so moist n delish. You are a super baker!

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CatlinaFly said...

sy bwk plastik nak tapau ni..ade lagi ke kak?hehehe

Karishma said...

Good one, looks really delicious. A great way to include fruits for kids!

MiniBinoy said...

looks very delicious!

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