Sunday, July 11, 2010

Steam Fruit Cake


My dad has been pestering me for fruit cake since I am back for the holidays. Emm thought of looking out for something fast and found this recipe -Amy Beh's (www.kuali.com) Steam Fruit Cake.


What shall I say about the cake - its moist and soft, just the right taste of sweetness and my dad loves it...The only problem was that the fruit were much settled at the midway downwards instead of all over the cake..


Steam Fruit Cake

Ingredients

3 eggs

1/4 chup UHT milk

1 tsp brandy (I subsituted this to Sunquick Orange Juice)


325gm mixed fruits

1/2 cup water


250gm butter

150gm castor sugar

1/2tsp vanilla essence


175gm plain flour

2tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp bicarbonate soda


Method

1. Boil mixed fruits and water over gentle heat until the it is dry. Leave it to cool completely.


2. Beat butter/sugar/vanilla essence till pale and light. Add eggs one at a time and ensure it is mix well.


3. Fold in the flour, stir well and add in the milk, mix. Finally add in the orange juice.


4. Next add in the cooled fruit mixture. Stir well the fruits and the batter. Pour in a greased, floured pan. Cover the the tin with aluminium foil and steam for 2 hours till the cake is done.


Note :-

a. Use hot water if you need to add water for the steamer. Adding cold water to the steamer while in process of baking will slow down the cooking process.


Next time I shall rolled the cooled mixed fruits with some flour to have an evenly distributed fruits....


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