Sunday, 10 November 2013

An Amazing Dessert Duo for Thanks giving

The fruitcake recipe

for successful and joyous cooking, you don’t require a bunch of difficult looking recipes. Instead, it’s the art of cooking from simple ingredients and this really comes from your heart. This fruit cake is one such recipe that creates demand on the palate and requires love and passion to bring simple food to life.

  • 1 ounce pineapple chunks preferably with juice
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups of walnuts or dry fruit
  • 1 pound of dates
  • 14 ounce candied cherries
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 pound of butter
  • 15 ounce of golden raisins1 ounce lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Use wax paper to cover the loaf pans and heat the oven to 300F. Meanwhile take pineapple chunks with juice in a saucepan, add white sugar and cook it gently on low heat. When you feel the pineapple syrup has turned thick, pour it over the mixture of candied fruits, raisins, walnuts and cherries.

In a separate pan sift baking powder, salt, baking soda and set aside. Meanwhile, add butter, sugar and cream to a mixing bowl. Now add some lemon extract, flour and beaten egg yolk to the mixture. After that combine it with the fruit mixture and mix well. At this point, you have to add thoroughly beaten egg whites to the mixture and pour the batter over the pans. Add the leftover cherries and walnuts at the top for decoration. Bake the mixture for around 1 ½ hours. When you see change in color, take out the pan and allow it to cool.

  •   Raspberry gelato

Raspberry makes an interesting and juicy fruit that is irresistible. Obviously, it goes down to your own imagination but here I am toying with the idea of freezing some raspberry if you can prevent yourself from eating it all. You may have to adjust the sugar depending upon the sweetness of the fruit. Raspberries have a naturally tart flavor so you will have to add sugar anyways. If you like creamy richness in desserts, then adding cream is optional but if you desire a waistline friendly recipe, then you can skip adding cream.

  • Around 400g frozen raspberries
  • Sugar to taste
  • ½ cup cream


Place the thawed raspberries in the blender and add sugar and cream as desired. Whizz it for a while until you get a smooth and creamy texture that gives a brilliant colored gelato. The recipe requires minimal ingredients but adds loads of fun.

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