Jamaican Fruit Cake

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Published: 10th November 2010
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To many people a great high quality cake is seen almost as an exotic foods. In Jamaica the conventional wealthy outdated time Jamaican fruitcake is among the most popular. Unknown to many, this is a spin-off from the age outdated English plum pudding

It is the dream of every Jamaican woman to be able to make this queen of cakes. Several have tried and have gotten aged old generations recipes passed down to them but some how never truly got it quite right since every household has its own secretly guarded variation and never truly give out all of the ingredients or the exact technique utilized..

This best variation of this cake is made by the creaming method. It is packed with dried fruits. It may arrive as a surprise but none from the fruits utilized are from the island for example raisin, currants, prunes, cherries except mixed peel which is sometimes made in Jamaica. The others are imported and thus hike the price of the commodity.

The greatest cake has the texture comparable to an English plum pudding .The colour is truly dark brown and carries a wealthy alcoholic taste. It's also extremely spicy as sometimes there are at least 5 spices and flavours utilized.

There may be also different levels of colour and alcohol content depending on the preference of the maker. There are so several variations that you could make a cook book with just Jamaican fruitcake and none would taste exactly alike but are all superb.

There's also one specific ingredient that's very tough to get out side of Jamaica. If somebody within the USA wishes to create this Jamaican fruitcake s/he would have to send to the island for this ingredient or get it only at the West Indian stores.

In some Latin American countries they have by no means heard of it. This is the browning that gives the cake its color. It's a type of caramel that only Grace Kitchens can produce.

1 might attempt to create this browning at home as it's a kind of burnt sugar. However it is by no means quite the same. If an attempt is made to try and make it in an American house ,pretty soon the fire services would arrive running simply because the smoke alarm will go off.

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