Christmas is almost here. Are you stocked up on all of those holiday necessities ... like fruitcake? Because it is just not Christmas without fruitcake. Modern Graphic History Library is glad to provide you tips for baking that ideal holiday treat.
First, you will need the proper flour. You can't go wrong with Swans Down Cake Flour. Because the flour is so rich, less shortening is required and because the flour is lighter than bread flour, less eggs are required. Your Swans Down fruit cake will be soft, fluffy, velvety, and will keep for months...assuming no one eats it. But who wouldn't want to eat this delicious cake full of apples, raisins, currants, figs, grape juice, and chopped nuts?
If you'd prefer something other than the traditional fruit cake, why not an English Dundee cake? Making this tasty dessert made with candied cherries, pecan meats, seedless grapes, citrus peel and orange juice will mean a successful holiday. Using Swans Down Cake Flour for this, plus all your cake, brownie, biscuit, and pastry needs, will ensure you have an excellent reputation as a cake maker. The Swans Down Cake Secrets pamphlet will give you all the tips you need.
Your fruitcake's success depends on more than just the flour ... it also needs a good, wholesome oil. Using Wesson Oil will ensure your cake is digestible, as well as light, fine-textured, and delicious with its candied cherries, candied pineapple, and figs. Wesson's new pourable spout means your measurements will always be accurate.
However, if you do not have time to bake a fruitcake, you can still have this tasty treat for your Christmas dinner. Uneeda Bakers has created a fruitcake filled with cherries, pineapple, raisins, nuts and "other piquant things." It comes in a festive red tin, so it makes a perfect gift to give. The cellophane wrapper that the cake comes makes sure it stays moist until you are ready to eat it.
Merry Christmas from Modern Graphic History Library. Enjoy your fruitcake.
All fruitcake advertisements are from the Periodicals Collection.