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Alsatian Fruit Cake

Serves: 1 : 12

Place all the fruits in a saucepan and add water to cover. Bring to a boil and simmer for 4 mn. Drain and chop the fruits. Rinse the raisins. Chop the orange and lemon zest. Place the fruits, the raisins and the zest in a bowl, pour the kirsch over the fruits, toss and marinate overnight. The next day, prepare the bread dough: warm up the milk with 3 tbsp water; dissolve the sugar, add the yeast and let stand at room temperature for 10 mn, until the liquid foams. Sift the flour and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Cut the butter in small pieces and mix with the flour. Add the yeast mixture and mix to get a smooth ball. Drop the ball of dough on a floured surface and knead for 10 mn. Put the dough back in the bowl, cover with a towel and let stand at room temperature until the dough doubles in size. Add the fruits, sugar, cinnamon, almond and walnuts to the dough and knead with 1/2 cup flour. Preheat oven to 350º. Cut the dough in half and shape in two balls. Place both balls on a buttered cookie sheet. Brush the bread with milk and bake for 40 mn. Cool on a wire rack. When the breads are cool, wrap them in plastic wrap and let stand for a week to "ripen". Dust with powdered sugar and slice thinly.

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Recipe Category: Desserts

9 oz dried fruits (apples, apricots, pears, figs..) Available Online
1 1/3 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp dry active yeast
1/2 tsp granulated sugar
3 floz milk
For the dough:
powdered sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup flour
2 oz chopped walnuts
1 oz sliced almonds
2 tsp cinnamon powder
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 floz kirsch
7 oz mixed candied orange and lemon zest
9 oz seedless raisins Available Online
1 1/2 tbsp butter

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