Monday, March 7, 2011

Week 47

What do you do when looking through your cupboards and come across an outdated can of fruit? Chances are if it is not bulging or leaking, it is still good. When opened however, the fruit may have turned dark and is not that appealing to eat.  Before tossing it out, here are a couple of options; make fruit leathers or this cake recipe.

4 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1-1/4 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
4 teaspoons baking soda
1 quart jar of old, dark fruit such as peaches, pears, plums, cherries
1 cup oil
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Stir together flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and baking soda. Pour fruit and its liquid into a blender and blend until smooth. Add water to equal 4 cups. Pour pureed fruit and oil into the flour mixture and stir until smooth. Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 baking pan. Sprinkle walnuts over the top. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.

I also wanted to link up to a post on making your own almond milk.  I have several friends who are lactose intolerant or just plain allergic to dairy products.  This is a simple method for making your own fresh almond milk. You might want to check out Old School Self Reliance 101 for more great tips and ideas on becoming ...self-reliant.

1 comment:

  1. I bet I do have some cans or maybe even some jars of fruit that are maybe not expired but are looking a bit not colorful anymore. Great cake idea, look forward to trying.