Merry Christmas from Anna Leigh Keaton & Madison Layle!
Everyone loves fruitcake right? Okay, so maybe not, but everyone loves the fruitcake I make, because really, it is fruit and cake, but it doesn’t taste like those doorstop bricks you buy in the grocery store at Christmastime.
I always hated fruitcake. My mom enjoyed it during the holidays, but I thought it was gross and disgusting, and it feels like I’d eaten a brick doorstop if I did get it down. After I got married, my husband loved the store-bought stuff, too. *gag me*
Here’s a recipe I fiddled with that makes a moist, soft cake filled with dried fruit and an almond flavored frosting that is to die for. I personally don’t use nuts, but they can be added as filler if you wish.
Jody’s Fruitcake (Named after my husband, because I made it for him, until I actually tasted and loved it!)
¾ Cup Butter
¾ Cup Crisco
2 ½ Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Milk or 2/3 Cup Milk + 1/3 Cup Brandy
3 ½ Cup All Purpose Flour
1 ½ tsp Baking Powder
1 Tblsp Cinnamon
1 Cup chopped Glace Cherries
1 Cup (or more) Mixed Glace Fruit
1 Cup Rasins
2 Slices Glace Pineapple, chopped
½ Cup Flour
Cream butter, Crisco & sugar, gradually add eggs one at a time.
Sift together flour, baking powder and cinnamon.
Add flour mixture, alternating with milk, to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.
Lightly coat fruit with ½ cup flour.
Fold into creamed mixture.
Pour into 10” well-greased bundt pan (or 2 loaf pans)
Bake in preheated 275 degree oven for 1 ½ hours, until it passes the toothpick test.
Cool and remove from pan. Ice or glaze.
Fruitcake Glaze recipe:
1 ¼ Cup Powdered Sugar
2 Tblesp Soft Butter or Margarine
¼ tsp Almond Extract
1 ½ – 2 Tblsp Milk
Combine sugar, butter, almond and 1 to 1 ½ Tblsp milk, beat with a spoon until smooth for icing.
For thinner glaze, add rest of milk to thin
And Christmas wouldn’t be complete, at least not from Madi and me, without a naughty Christmas story or two, now would it?
We’re very happy to announce our two new Christmas-themed Incognito releases from Cobblestone Press: Unwrapped by Anna Leigh Keaton, and Sinful by Madison Layle. Two deliciously hot short erotica pieces that revisit some favorite Incognito characters.
Soren and James have been together for a while now, and though they’re still madly in love, sometimes it feels the passion is gone.
James takes it into his own hands to give Soren the best gift this Christmas—himself completely unwrapped.
When Soren finds his lover, his mate, under the tree Christmas morning wearing nothing but a collar, cuffs and chains, he realizes it’s time to give James what the man needs—what they both need.
Christmas morning has never been more pleasurable for either one of them.
Years after marrying her sexy “masters of sin”, Rachel is troubled over a secret she must tell them. Jon and Jackson are done waiting for their wife to come around and decide to take matters into their own very capable hands. As the Sinclair brothers reclaim their wife in an exciting, erotic way, Rachel submits to a sinful voyage with her sexy, dominant husbands, but will her secret news split the triad apart forever?
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Merry Christmas and wishes for an awesome 2012!
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