Thursday, December 24, 2020


 So with my sewing projects done for

 this week, I decided it still was not

to late to do some baking and to make 

some Historic Colonial Fruitcake.

Do you have any Pickled Watermelon Rind sitting around the cupboard?

Unfortunately, I always get it from House of Webster and would you believe that they have discontinued making it.  But, alas, I still found I have a jar!

So I spent my day baking today.

Here is the recipe:


Pickled watermelon rind was called American citron in the 18th century.  It adds its special flavor to this chock-full-of-fruits cake.  Bake this cake at 300 degrees for 45 - 50 minutes if using a 10" tube pan or if  making these using eight 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2" loaf pans.

Here are the ingredients:  2 jars (10 oz. ea) pickled watermelon rind - drained, 1 carton (8 oz.) candied red cherries, 1 carton (8 oz.) candied pineapple, 1 -15 oz, box golden raisins, 2 cups slivered almonds (8 oz.), 2 cups chopped walnuts (8 oz.), 3 cups sifted all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tsp baking powder, (reduce to 1 1/2 tsp in high altitude)1 cup (2 sticks) butter, 2 cups sugar, 6 eggs, 1/2 cup of brandy or orange juice. (I use brandy and also brush it on top after baking and once a week for about a month)

Thank you all for following 
 along with me on this blog!


Anonymous said...

Your baking looks scrumptious. Merry Christmas.

Terra said...

Your fruit cake with pickled watermelon rind looks delicious. I discovered Whole Foods has a limited number of delicious fruit cakes for sale each year, and I buy one each year. Some years they sell out. Christmas brings us such joyful news. John 3:16

Sonia said...

Oh that fruitcake and baked items look wonderful! My great-aunt Leona used to always bake us a fruitcake when I was growing up. Such great memories...I always enjoyed her baking! Hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh wow that fruit cake looks delicious, I love fruit cake.
I am going to start my blog up again and read yours and many more hopefully this new year of 2021.
Congratulations on selling lots beautiful tea cozies, I love mine you made

Happy New Year
sincerely Janice