Friday, 27 November 2015

No Cook Pineapple Marshmallow Fruit Cake

Family Favourites with currants, sultanas, seeded raisins, c1950s Melbourne, Published by The Australian Dried Fruits Association as a service to housewives

Marshmallow Fruit Cake
(No cooking)
½ cup sultanas; 1 cup seeded raisins; ½ cup evaporated milk; 3 tblspn orange juice; 16 finely cut marshmallows; 4 dozen Uneeda (I used 1 ½ packets of Milk Arrowroot); ¼ tspn each cinnamon and nutmeg; ¾ cup walnut pieces; 1/3 cup crystallised pineapple; ½ cup glacé cherries; 2 tblspn grated orange peel
Into a bowl put evaporated milk, marshmallows and orange juice. Crush biscuits to fine crumbs and place in bowl with remaining ingredients, including pineapple and cherries which have been finely chopped.
Add milk mixture to dry ingredients, mix till all crumbs are moistened, press firmly into tin, decorate with further cherries, raisins and walnuts and cover tin tightly.
Chill for 2 days in refrigerator before slicing and keep in a cool place.

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