My Grandmother’s Irish Fruitcake

Verna Ganley’s Fruitcake

(As she wrote it)

  • 1 cup each white and brown sugars
  • 3 eggs
  • three-quarters stick creamed butter
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • half cup or so milk or wine
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • half teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of cloves
  • As much flour as you use in a normal cake
  • 1 lb. mixed cut fruit
  • quarter cup or so diced dates
  • 1 cup small raisins
  • 1 cup currants
  • one-third package crumbled mincemeat

Prepare a stiff dough that holds the fruit together. Bake in slow oven. After cooling, brush with brandy or whiskey. Repeat two-three times a week.

Good luck to you!  (See my story about  trying to make the fruitcake.)

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