Christmas Fruit and Nut Wreath

Nut and Fruit Wreath

If you are looking for an easy recipe for a festive treat to have in the tins for guests then you may want to try this recipe.  It is full of nuts which are a great source of two important antioxidants – selenium and vitamin E.
Store in the fridge, but serve at room temperature.

125g whole brazil nuts
125g blanched almonds
125g walnut halves
¼ cup chopped dates
2 tbsp chopped mixed peel
100g red glace cherries
100g green glace cherries
¼ cup raisins
6 tbsp flour
¼ tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
6 tbsp raw sugar
½ tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp brandy
2 eggs
Icing sugar
In a large mixing bowl combine nuts and fruit.  Sift flour, baking powder and salt.  Stir in sugar to flour mixture then add this to the fruit and nut mixture.  Combine vanilla essence, brandy and eggs mixing till smooth.  Add to the fruit and nut mixture, stir to combine.  Spoon mixture into a well greased ring tin.  Smooth the top surface.  Bake at 150°C for 1 hour.  If cake browns too quickly cover with tin foil after first half hour.  Leave to stand in tin until cool before turning out onto cooling rack.  When cold wrap in tinfoil and store in fridge.  Slice into very thin fingers and dust with icing sugar.

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