Saturday, August 30, 2014
Boozy fruit cake, model two! No cane sugar in this!
If you are one of those people who don't give a stuff about following recipes, read this and then go and do your own thing. If it bugger up, give it to your dog or the birds down at the park. Mind you, they may not fly well! I am not going to pretend that this is cheap but I am going to make a claim that it is relatively healthy so long as you don't eat it all in one sitting. In have not had the alcohol content actually measured so you may not even want to drive if you are a claimant of a 'non drinking stance. Into a big bowl chuck I the following: Heaps of dates (non stones or you will break your teeth!) lots of raisins. About a big cup of one of those supermarket bin mixes containing dried fruit, buts and God knows what else. The total for all the above is about three cups. I threw in about two tables spoons of chia seeds and quinoa flakes too. Half a packet of mixed spice, some nutmeg, and cinnamon. I just emptied the left over of a packet of them. Three eggs one and a half cups of gluten free baking mix (use just use the dame of self raising flour) About half a cup of melted butter. Now pour in any liquor--I used Drambuie---about a cup. Get ya hands on and mix it up, licking your fingers to taste! Jeeze --why cook it! If it still feels a bit dry, chuck in some pineapple juice or any juice that is in the fridge. Pour or shove it into a baking tin and spread it out. Cook at about 160C for as long as it take. Take it out and let it cool a bit. When you open the oven the alcohol should smack you in the face---wow! Once sit cooled a bit--make some little holes in and pour in more of your favourite liqueur. That will preserve it and give it the kick you want. If you are worried about the booze, just stick in fruit juice but don't keep it for so long. If you are a dope-head just substitute some of the leaf---but I'm not, so don't know about that. Shite--is that illegal! Enjoy and share if you must, with those you love! www.authorneilcoleman.com