Primed Christmas Cake
Christmas Cake is a tradition in many countries but the store bought one can often have an ingredients list as long as your arm. That would be fine if they were all Primed, quality foods that fueled your mind and body well.
Unfortunately these days food like substance manufacturers include substances to do the following:
(1) Enhance the shelf life of the product (means many added chemicals and other nasty substances);
(2) Try and get you addicted to their product (by adding sugar where it is not necessary is a classic ploy to dupe consumers);
(3) Try and stimulate your appetite so you eat more by including gluten where it is not necessary. Then you eat more of their product; and
(4) Make the product as cheaply as possible so they will use whichever supplier gives them the least price with no regard to how these products are farmed.
Bottom-line is that if you chose to buy any packaged goods you should check the ingredients list and avoid when you see MSG, gluten, sugar, fructose and any ingredients of which you do not know. Compare this to fruits and vegetables which do not need an ingredient list!
Please see our Primed Christmas Pudding made with only Primed ingredients so you will not inadvertently harm yourself or your family with nasty chemicals and other food like substances.
zest and juice of one orange and one lemon (we zest from our frozen peels as shown below)
2 cup raisins
1 cup dried apricots
15 dried prunes
4 ripe bananas
1 cup crushed walnuts
1 cups almond meal
1 and 1/2 cups of coconut flour (please click here to see how cheap and easy it is to do yourself)
1 cup red wine
2 teaspoons all spice mix
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
1. Soak all these ingredients in your red wine over night: zest and juice of one orange and one lemon, 2 cup raisins, 1 cup dried apricots and 15 dried prunes
2. After soaking your ingredients in your red wine over night transfer to a pot and bring to boil quickly before turning heat down and allowing to simmer for 8 minutes remembering to stir occasionally. Then set aside and allow to cool down.
3. Mash your bananas and then whisk in your eggs. Then add your spices to this mixture and stir in.
4. Add your stewed fruits into your egg, banana and spice mix.
5. Now add your coconut and almond flour as well as your crushed walnuts.
6. Grease a cake tin (or individual muffin trays) liberally with butter.
7. Set your oven to 350 degrees and once that temperature is reached place in your baking tray once all your combined ingredients have been lovingly placed inside.
8. Allow to cook for 20 minutes.
9. After 30 minutes remove from oven and once cooled remove from tin or muffin tray.
10. Serve with a nice heavy whipped cream (never the chemical laden light/lite one).
1. There are many other excellent Christmas Cake recipes with a favorite of my friend Ellen and I being www.wholefoodsimply.com