Searcy: 4 Generation Fruitcake p. 1

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Searcy: 4 Generation Fruitcake p. 1 - 1 , Ham , Sale Ca Set ke The rich, moist...
1 , Ham , Sale Ca Set ke The rich, moist delicacy, of fruitcake made front the same recipe has for the past four generations been as much a part of Christmas in the family of Mrs. T. A. Robertson as tinsel and holly', . Baked first . by her ; great-gran4-mother, Mis. Sarah Morton Searcy, the black fruitcake has been an annual , tradition in "the home of that lady's daughter, Mrs. Julia Searcy Lytle', whet, in turn handed the recipe to herdaitghter, Mrs. Kate Lytle Alexander. . And from ;her mother, Mrs 4!exandei oven by nine o'clock. With the oven temperature at 150 degrees, the cake is baked until, eight fir nine o'clock that night in 8 pan especially made for it. . . ... besides" the one for the Auxiliary, Mrs. Robertson .will be carrying on the Christmas rite at home for' the family, sometimes baking smaller cakes to use as the perfect gift for close relatives. Their son, Robert Lytle Robertson lives in Chattanooga with his family, 'and the daughter, Mis, ena) : Robertson learned to make" the cake which has become fam ous'. -the' past eight or: nine years through the .charity effortg of the Hospital Auxiliary at . Christmas, time.: . --. ' .. . '- ; ;- ': This Week the huge cake; 'with iU-thirty-six-poujids,offlavQfarid enticing ' dainties, wilL he. . baked and ready for tha..tor,.;uolder of the right number in the cake drawing part of the "cake and ham" sale which is already, underway by the Auxiliary workers. "How in does she ever bake if? "It must take all day or all night." Wondering -cooks comment on 4he immense, size of the cake. And Mrs. Robertson assures them that it does. " . " Actually the preparation and baking of the cake consumes the largest part of three days. Ihe procedure involves: first day. get- Uing everything together; second ready to nix; third , dav, mixing tHe ingredients in 3 large dis h- pana. and. placing the cake in the. lives -there. The fruitcake baking tra- ditioiivisill extend into their homes, too.' ' :'... . Mi-Si' Robertson here snares the recipe and'-jqeedure '-"for care of the cake "-'.after baking the latter part of November:" , . - Black- Fntil ake r -36 eggs, 3 lbs. of buUef, 3 lhF. of sugar; 3 lbs. of flour broWhed in the oven; 8 lbs. of raisins, seeded; 8 lbs. -of , currants. 3 lbs." each of citron, shelled -almonds, shelled : pecans, and English , walnuts; 2 I lbs. each of candied pineapple and j candied. cherries; -2 grated oranges ;and 2 grated lemons, and the juice of each; I pint whiskey, one pint i French Branch-: 2 oz. each of va- i nilla extract and Hmo'n 4 tablespoons each of extract; allspice, i There's

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  1. The Daily News-Journal,
  2. 29 Nov 1955, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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