To many people high quality cake is seen virtually as an unique meals. In Jamaica the normal wealthy previous time Jamaican fruitcake is among the many hottest. Unknown to many, it is a spin-off of the age previous English plum pudding
It’s the dream of each Jamaican girl to have the ability to make this queen of muffins. Many have tried and have gotten aged previous generations recipes handed all the way down to them however some how by no means actually bought it fairly proper since every family has its personal secretly guarded variation and by no means actually give out all of the elements or the precise methodology used..
This greatest variation of this cake is made by the creaming methodology. It’s filled with dried fruits. It could come as a shock however not one of the fruits used are from the island reminiscent of raisin, currants, prunes, cherries besides blended peel which is usually made in Jamaica. The others are imported and thus hike the value of the commodity.
The most effective cake has the feel much like an English plum pudding .The colour is actually darkish brown and carries a wealthy alcoholic style. It is usually very spicy as generally there are at the very least 5 spices and flavours used.
There could also be additionally completely different ranges of coloration and alcohol content material relying on the desire of the maker. There are such a lot of variations that you would make a prepare dinner e book with simply Jamaican fruitcake and none would style precisely alike however are all excellent.
There’s additionally one particular ingredient that may be very troublesome to get out aspect of Jamaica. If somebody within the USA needs to make this Jamaican fruitcake s/he must ship to the island for this ingredient or get it solely on the West Indian shops.
In some Latin American nations they’ve by no means heard of it. That is the browning that provides the cake its coloration. It’s a sort of caramel that solely Grace Kitchens can produce.
One could try and make this browning at house as it’s a sort of burnt sugar. Nonetheless it’s by no means fairly the identical. If an try is made to try to make it in an American house ,fairly quickly the hearth providers would come operating as a result of the smoke alarm will go off.
You experiences might be broaden once you learn and have and tried the fruitcake recipe provided freely simply to your expertise.
o 8 ounces or 2 cup flour
o 8 ounces margarine or butter
o 8 ounces bread crumb
o 6 eggs
o 4 ounces currants
o 4 ounces blended peel
o 4 ounces cherries
o 4 ounces prunes (chopped)
o 1 cup wine/brandy
o 1/4 cup rum
o 4 teaspoon baking powder
o 1 teaspoon vanilla
o 1 teaspoon cinnamon
o 1/2 teaspoon blended spice
o 1/4 ounces marmalade
o 4 ounces jam
o 1/4 cup honey
o ¼ cup molasses
o finely grated rind of 1 lime/lemon
– 4 tablespoons browning
1. Chop or mix fruits with wine over evening
2. Cream butter, sugar and browning till mushy and fluffy
3. Beat eggs into combination one by one
4. Sieve all dry elements collectively together with bread crumb
5. Add fruits. Jam , marmalade
6. Add molasses and rum
7. Add flour and fold in. Do no over-beat when mixing.
8. Moisten with brandy
9. If liquid shouldn’t be sufficient, add extra rum, wine or water to the
10. Combine the fruitcake to a pouring consistency
11. The spoon should be capable to stand within the combination
12. Grease tin with a little bit oil
13. Line tin with greased paper extending two inches above the pan
14. Pour combination about ¼ inch above the tin
15. Bake at 300 diploma F for 2-21/2 hours
16. Yield: two 9’x 3′ fruit muffins
serves cake with rum sauce , or coated with royal icing, fondant, butter cream icing.
NB.Diabetics are warned to not eat this cake because it has a particularly excessive caloric worth.