Max Ferguson's Christmas cake
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• 1½ pounds (680 g) mixed salted nuts (no peanuts please)
• ½ pound (225 g) pitted dates
• 4 oz. (125 mL) red maraschino cherries
• 4 oz. (125 mL) green maraschino cherries
• ½ cup (125 mL) golden raisins
• 1 small can pineapple tidbits
• 4 oz. (125 mL) candied orange peel
• 8 oz. (250 mL) mixed candied peel
• ¾ cup (175 mL) flour
• ¾ cup (175 mL) sugar
• ½ teaspoon (2 mL) baking powder
• 3 eggs, beaten until frothy
• 1 teaspoon (5 mL) vanilla extract
1. Combine all fruits and nuts in a large bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, sugar and baking powder.
3. Add flour mixture to fruit mixture and combine using your hands until fruit is evenly coated.
4. Add eggs and vanilla and stir into a batter.
5. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans and bake at 300 F for 30 to 45 minutes, or until firm to the touch. • For another take on fruitcake from CBC-TV's Midday, see the CBC Digital Archives clip The great dark vs. light fruitcake debate.• Listen to the clip Stalin, Mao and your mother's fruitcake for tips from CBC's Kate Aitken on how to use up your leftover fruitcake.
Program: Don Harron's Morningside
Broadcast Date: Dec. 1, 1977
Host: Max Ferguson
Photo: CBC Still Photo Collection
Last updated: December 27, 2012
Page consulted on December 5, 2013
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