Thank you, Carole, for digging this recipe out again. It was like seeing an old friend.
"The Jolliest of Christmas Cakes"
Set oven to 350 degrees
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
Beat these 3 ingredients well.
1 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (1/2 cup of this to dust the fruit and nuts)
2 tsp bkg powder
Stir these next 3 ingredients into egg mix.
1 pound red glace cherries
1 pound green glace cherries
1 pound Brazil nuts
1 pound hazelnuts
1 pound pecan halves
2 pounds whole pitted dates
Dust the nuts and fruit with the 1/2 cup flour set aside for this purpose. Add to the egg/sugar mix and stir well. Grease and line 3 8x4 loaf pans with parchment paper.
Bake for one hour.
(ready for the oven)
Disclaimer: I know I had more than the 3 pounds of nuts and the 4 pounds of fruit so I used 6 eggs and of course I never add 1/2 tsp vanilla to any recipe. I tend to pour in vanilla.
But save for next December and Enjoy!!!
If you have a Christmas recipe that you really love and are willing to share, I would love to hear from you.
Happy New Year, again, and Be Well.