Fruitcake alla Grey Goose

This is a light fruitcake that is no where near the 5 pounder I made for my dad when I was growing up. Consider eating this with a nice cup of coffee or nice cup of tea. This calls for an overnight soak for the rasins and rum or brandy.

Fruitcake alla Grey Goose

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • c bread flour

  • 2

    tbs instant yeast

  • ½

    tsp salt

  • 2

    tbs plus 2 tsp sugar

  • 2

    tbs ground cinnamon

  • 1

    tbs & 1 tsp ground nutmeg

  • 1

    tbs ground clove

  • 1

    tbs & 1 tsp ground ginger

  • 3

    tbs & 2 tsp finely ground fennel seed

  • 4

    tbs & 2 tsp ground coriander

  • 2

    tbs & 2 tsp ground anise

  • 4

    tbs unsalted butter, room temp

  • 1

    egg

  • oz milk

  • ½

    tsp lemon extract

  • ½

    tsp vanilla extract

  • ½

    cup pecans, chopped

  • 1

    c raisins

  • c mixed glaced fruit

  • dark rum or brandy

  • melted butter

  • confectioner's sugar

Directions

Overnight: In a medium bowl, soak raisins and glaced fruit and cover with rum or brandy. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, gennel seed, coriander and anise in a medium bowl and combine. In a large bowl, mix half of the flour and yeast, salt and milk. Let sit for 1 1/2 hours. Add the rest of the flour, sugar, 2 tsp of the mixed spices, eggs, butter,and extracts. Knead for 8-10 mins. until the dough can be spread. Let the dough can relax in the bowl for 20 mins. Drain the soaked raisins and fruit, then add to the dough and add pecans and mix until just combined. (The dough will be slightly stick and soft. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Weigh out 1 pound and 8 oz of the dough. Add to a loaf pan and let it rise for approx 1 hour. Bake it for 20-30 mins, then brush with melted butter and coat with confectioner's sugar. The leftover spices can be used in other recipes, baked goods, hot chocolate, coffee or tea.


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