Introduction: Italian Fruitcake
Hi! I'm a student in an engineering class and this is my first instructables project where I'm going to teach you how to make a traditional Italian fruit cake!
Step 1: Gathering Ingredients
Okay so the first thing you're going to want to do is gather you're ingredients (I'll go into amounts as I go along)
1. Some sort of pizza dough mix
2. Red wine
4. Clove spice
Step 2: Preparing Ingredients
Next thing you'll want to do is prepare the ingredients which includes:
cutting the walnuts to a small enough size (the amount of walnuts will depend on the size of the flattened pizza dough later)
put the raisins into a bowl full of luke warm water (once again amount will depend on the size of your pizza dough)
and heating up your honey to a less dense state
Step 3: Heat Oven to 250 Degrees
Step 4: Making and Rolling Out the Dough
Now that you've prepared everything, mix up you're pizza dough mix (replacing half of the required water with the red wine, the alcohol will cook off in the baking step)
Once you've mixed it, roll it out placing it on to a cutting board or counter top (take some of your mix, or some flour, and spread it thin on your work space and rolling pin) and spread the dough into an approximately 1 foot by 1 foot circular shape (should be about 2 cm thick)
If you have enough dough for multiple cakes, repeat this step
Step 5: Pour the Heated Honey
Once you've rolled out your dough, pour the heated honey on to the dough and leave about an inch between the edge of the "honey circle" and the edge of the dough
Step 6: Add Spices
sprinkle your cinnamon and clove on top of the honey, I would say use approximately 2 tsp per cake
Step 7: Add Raisins and Walnuts
Next thing you want to do is put the raisins and walnuts onto your dough (use about 1/4 cup of each)
Step 8: Roll Your Cake Up
Next you'll want to roll up the dough from one edge to the next, then (and this is the hardest part) roll it into a rosette as shown in the pictures, make sure you have more flour or mix for this part
Once you've done this, place your cake(s) onto a pan
Step 9: Clean Pan and Bake
if any flour or mixture got into your pan when placing in the cakes, make sure you clean it off to prevent burning when baking. Then place the pan into the oven and cook for 2 hours
Step 10: And You're Done!
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