A delicious Easter favorite from the islands. The time it takes to make this dish is worth it when you bite into a tantalizing piece. It tastes even more excellent served warm with butter or cheese.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 3 cups beer
- 2 pounds dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 6 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 9 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup baking powder
- 3 cups raisins
- 3 cups fruit cocktail
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 8x4 inch loaf pans.
In a large saucepan, combine beer, sugar and margarine over a medium-low heat. When the ingredients melt into each other remove from the stove top and let cool. When the mixture is cool, mix in beaten eggs and vanilla extract.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, raisins and mixed fruits. Stir beer mixture slowly into the dry mixture, incorporating and mixing as you go. Pour mixture into the prepared loaf pans.
Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 90 minutes.