[Sca-cooks] Smooshed together Recipes... Was Horse Breeding OT

Ratt rattkitten at bellsouth.net
Tue Dec 22 19:53:21 PST 2009

Thanks Anne Marie
And Thanks to all who supplied the very useful info on Equines... My 
manager read over most of the emails with glee and rejoiced in being 
right... Sadly she won't rub it in his face... lol but she is happy. 
To engage in bringing us around to food again... Thought I'd share this...
Other Day on Facebook a high school Alumni was talking about his son 
wanted to learn about and Bake a Fruit Cake... and that he Hates Fruit 
cake... I promptly asked him about Banana Nut Bread and That kind of 
thing... to which he replied oh yeah I like that...

So I sent him this recipe....

1 1/2 c Sifted all-purpose flour
2 ts Baking powder...
1/2 ts Soda
1 t Salt
1 c Sugar
1/3 c Vegetable oil
2 Eggs -- beaten
1/3 c Buttermilk
1 teaspoon ground mace
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pound sultana raisins
1 pound seeded raisins -- cut in halves
1/2 pound currants
1/4 pound conserved cherries -- cut in pieces
1/2 pound chopped dates
1/4 pound any nut meats -- chopped in bits
1/4 pound grated citron
grated rind of 1 orange

Or basically whatever dried fruits you like...

Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and
sugar into bowl. Add remaining
ingredients; stir only until dry ingredients are
moistened. Pour batter into greased 8-1/2? x 4-1/2? x
2-1/2? loaf pan....

Bake in preheated moderate oven (350 F.) 55 to 60
minutes. Cool on wire rack about 10 minutes. Remove
from pan; cool thoroughly. Wrap cooled bread and
store on day before slicing.

If you want it closer to Fruit Cake Moistness... stick a pan of water 
into the oven as well during cooking.
I'd try that sucker still warm though since that is when we all like 
Breads.... Yum!!!!!!!
BUT I guess for the adults... Cool the Cake then Add the 1/2 Cup of 
Brandy. Over the top of the Cake...
Although a Brandy Glaze Icing would be mucho tastier....

Recipe for Icing...
1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 to 2 Tbsp Brandy... See More
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Whisk together the sugar, 1 1/2 Tbsp milk or other liquid, and the
extract. Add a few more drops of liquid if needed to make the glaze soft
enough to drip from a spoon.

2. Drizzle lacy-looking lines of the icing over pastry, or spread it in a
thin layer with the back of a spoon, letting it drip down the sides of the
pastry or cake.

He tried this and it was Incredible he said.... He plans to use this 
recipe to make Fruit Cake in the future...
Basically I took a banana nut bread base and used that as the "Cake" 
Dropped out the bananas and took out the water bath unless he wanted 
it.... It might not endure like the other fruit cakes do... but I bet it 
tastes better....

Anne-Marie Rousseau wrote:
> BTW, these horsemanship manuals? Sometimes have recipes in them (for feeds,
> medicines, etc). 
> Hows that for getting back on topic? ;)
> -Anne-Marie

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