Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Alchie Cake


1 lb of flour
tsp backing powder
1 tsp salt
1 lb butter
6 well beaten eggs
1 lb cherries
1 lb dates
1 lb mixed raisins/currants
spices to taste, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon
1 bottle port
1 bottle rum
1/2 lb breadcrumbs

1/2 lb butter
1/2 lb sugar


For cake
Use electric mixer to mix flour, baking poweder, salt, and butter. Then add 6 eggs.
After mixing put fruit, spices, port, and rum on top.
Stir heartily and then add breadcrumbs (this makes mixture more cake-like).
Pour into buttered pan and bake around 70 degrees for a few hours.
Watch closely so it doesn't overcook.

For sauce
Simply use mixer to blend butter and sugar


For a healtheir, gluten-free nutritionaist version, use gluten-free flour and breadcrumbs, and unrefined sugar such as rapadurra. Substitute goji berries for raisins. And of course high quality rum and port!

Categories: Heirloom Recipes, Special Diets

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