Monday, December 14, 2009

How to make English Dainties and Mother B's Fruitcake

English Dainties

First step:

1/4 lb. butter
1 1/4 c. flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. baking powder

Mix well and press into a buttered 8"x8" square pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until light tan color. (I doubled this recipe)

Second step:

1 egg
1/4 c. coconut
1 c. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. flour
1 c. finely chopped pecans
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix and spread over first part and bake slowly (325 degees) until moisture is all gone, about 15 - 20 minutes. Cool and ice with:

Final step:


1/8 lb. butter
Juice of 1 lemon
Enough powdered sugar to make a spread

When spread, allow to dry well and then cut into squares.

Mother B's Fruitcake
makes 2 loaves

2 lbs. candied fruit
1 package shredded coconut
1 lbs. or less of chopped pecans
2 cans of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk

Mix thoroughly fruit, coconut and nuts. Add milk and mix again. Grease (or use Pam) loaf pans and then line with wax paper. (I spray with Pam again.) Press mixture into the pans and baake at 250 degrees for 3 hours for a dark cake or
1 1/2 hours for a lighter cake.

English Danties and Mother B's Fruitcake


hip chick said...

Hi there! I love all the work you have put into your blog. It really looks nice. Your tree is beautiful. I am not one who likes fruit cake. But, it is so nice to have old recipes. I have a bunch of old family recipes that I love having as well.

Jo Anne said...

I have eaten many of Mother's English Dainties and her fruit cake, all with great delight. Thanks for these recipes! I hope others will try them because they are both delicious.

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