Trust me or otherwise, but November is nearly over. Like all year December will arrive sooner not surprisingly and knowning that the holidays will formally start. I must let you know, I acquired my gifts in my family members, wrapped and able to go. But that’s only half the reality and yet another half is really a lie. Don’t misunderstand me, I believe Christmas isn't about that, but I enjoy pick presents. A minimum of I received my Christmas tree up and good the almighty that's a question.
For me personally probably the most precious gifts are selected with heart and care as well as they're hand crafted. Although I baked this fruitcake only for me and that i won’t share basically do not have to. This Früchtebrot, German Christmas Fruitcake bakes an excellent gift, especially if you wish to ship it. Really it's a lot more like a bread and stays nicely fit. The good thing, it will get much more scrumptious, if this sits or travels for any couple of days. It's a very traditional recipe, a minimum of before I laid my on the job it. As I enjoy bake a minumum of one fruitcake every season, I tweaked it a bit each time and much more for any German recipe unusual elements sneaked in. I switched hazelnuts and walnuts for walnuts but pecans may also work all right. For the dry fruit part, I missed candied lemon peel and added lime zest to balance the sweetness from the fruits. Let the creativity flow together with your dried fruit options, It's my job to add figs and/or dates but exhaust them and that i needed to consume individuals dried apples relaxing in my kitchen for too lengthy (for dried apples). The dried red grapes in company with dried apricots give a little color and various tastes. Combine but you ought to have 600 g / 21.2 oz. altogether in the finish. If you want and you've got time for your, allow them to sit inside a little booze like rum, amaretto or Cointreau over evening or a few hrs. I love my slice of Früchtebrot with a few salted butter or cream cheese, but that’s maybe just me?
Früchtebrot, German Christmas Fruitcake
Author: Avoi Felis
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
- 110 g / ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- 100 g / ½ cup brown sugar
- 3 Tablespoons of. walnut syrup or honey
- 3 large eggs
- 150 g / 1 ¼ cups wheat grains flour or unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon. baking powder
- 2 teaspoon. ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon. fine ocean salt
- 250 g / 8 ¾ oz. dried apples, chopped
- 50 g / 1 ¾ oz. dried golden raisins
- 100 g / 3 ½ oz. dried red grapes
- 200 g / 7 oz. dried apricots, chopped
- one and a half - 2 Tablespoons of. Cointreau (optional)
- grated zest of 1 lime
- 225 g / 8 oz. chopped walnuts
- Pre-heat your oven to 175 C / 350 F. Grease and line a loaf pan 23 centimetres / 9 x 5 " with parchment paper.
- In a tiny bowl mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Put aside.
- Beat butter, brown sugar and walnut syrup or honey at medium speed by having an electric mixer. Add eggs and continue beating.
- Add flour mix and beat at low speed just until combined. Stir in remaining elements having a rubber spatula or wooden spoon.