Monday, November 29, 2010

Polish Fruitcake-Keks


Keks go to Special Holiday Edition of YeastSpotting which will be posted on December 6.


I have posted this recipe in Polish (http://bochenkowo.blogspot.com/2010/05/keks-ku-pamieci-mamy.html) and I've decided it is worth sharing with people around the world.

250 g all-propose flour
150 g unsalted butter
100-120 g sugar
5 eggs ( yolks and whites separated)
350g  mix of dried fruit, nuts and candied orange peel,chopped
2 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoon rum
pinch of salt
bread crumbs and butter to grease a loaf  pan (11,7 x 4,4 x 3 inch  )
* a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan may be too small

  • Soak dried fruit and nuts in hot water for 20 minutes, drain and chop. Mix soaked fruit with rum and set aside.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, cream the butter, sugar and yolks (add the yolks in one at a time, mixing well after each addition).
  • Slowly add flour mixture to the creamed mixture, mix thoroughly.
  • Beat egg whites.and add to the batter.
  • Coat  soaked fruit and chopped nuts with extra  teaspoon of flour. Stir in the batter.
  • Put batter into the pan and smooth.
  • Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes until an  inserted wooden pick comes out clean.

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