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Fruit Cakes :D February 16, 2013

Posted by Sindy in Uncategorized.
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Like many people, I should really cut the sugar and white flour and eat more produce. Well, today I learned about something called a “fruit cake.” It’s a simple concept: Pile sliced and mashed fruit into a cake shape, but boy does it look yummy! (Note: I don’t think I’ll make one unless I’m having a party. I wouldn’t want to eat all that fruit before it goes bad.)

Here are a couple that look really good:

Mango Cherry Cake (It even has date & vanilla icing!)

Kiwi Banana Turtle Cake
Turtle Fruit CakePeeled, and thinly sliced kiwis (as many as it takes to cover shell)
Bananas, thinly sliced, lengthwise
Coconut flesh (1/2 cup)
Coconut water (1/4 cup)
Dates, pitted (1/2 cup)

1. Put coconut flesh, coconut water, and dates into a blender, and blend on high until you get an “icing” like consistency (not too liquidy, if it is too thin, add more dates)

2. Start with layered bananas on the bottom, followed by some coconut date “icing”, followed by thinly sliced kiwi rounds, and then some more “icing”, and then more banana slices. Continue this pattern, moving slowly into the center until you get a 1/2 circle shape on your plate.

3. Next, layer the 1/2 circle with thinly sliced kiwi rounds to make the green colour of the turtle shell.

4. Make the head, feet, and tail, simply by carving out individual kiwis to get the shapes like in the picture.

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