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What are some Alsatian Christmas fruitcake recipes?

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Some Alsatian Christmas fruitcake recipes are Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe of Alsace and Berauwecka Alsatian Fruit Cake. To make the fruitcakes, you need a variety of dried fruit, nuts, spices and flour.

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To make Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe of Alsace, soak 3 1/2 ounces of chopped dried figs, 3 1/2 ounces of raisins, 1 3/4 chopped candied lemon peel and 1 3/4 chopped candied orange peel into 1/2 cup of Kirsch d'Alsace for 24 hours. In a pan, simmer 7 ounces of dried pears, 3 1/2 ounces of pitted prunes and 2 5/8 ounces of dried apples in water for five minutes until the fruit softens, and then reserve the water and chop the fruit into pieces.

Combine the soaked fruit, softened fruit, 5 1/4 ounces of walnuts, 3 1/2 ounces of chopped almonds and 1 3/4 ounces of hazelnuts in a bowl, and season the mixture with 3/4 ounces of cinnamon powder and 1 pinch of grated nutmeg. Stir 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of flour and 5 1/4 ounces of yeasted bread dough into the fruit mixture, and add enough of the reserved water until a soft dough forms.

Divide the dough into three loaf pans, and top it with whole nuts before baking the fruit cake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 to 40 minutes. Another recipe calls for sultanas, bananas, rye flour and cloves.

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