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Graham Cracker Fruit Cake

From: sandra  
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 9:21 PM
To: Phaedrus 
Subject: Graham cracker fruit cake

Hello,

I haven't contacted you in a long time but I am once again looking for a recipe. 
I was looking for a brown swagger recipe before and I sent you a fruit cake recipe 
that I had been looking for that I found. I'm looking for another fruit cake recipe 
that my mom used to make. It is made with graham crackers, orange juice, marshmallows, 
and I'm not sure what else. Is there a chance you can help me with this recipe?

Thank you so much for all your help in the past and for your help now.

Wishing you the best this beautiful season,

Sandra 

Hi Sandra,

Iím finding a couple of dozen recipes with those ingredients. They are all no-bake and are similar except for a few variations in the ingredients. The below recipe is representative.

Happy Holidays

Phaed


No Bake Fruit Cake

3/4 c. Pet milk
24 lg. marshmallows, finely cut or 3 c. of tiny size 
1/3 c. orange juice
6 c. graham cracker crumbs (6 doz. sq.crackers)
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
1 1/2 c. seedless raisins
3/4 c. finely chopped dates
1 c. broken walnuts
1 1/4 c. candied fruit or 3/4 c. candied cherries or pineapple

Mix in the milk and marshmallow mixture with a spoon then with hands until crumbs are moistened.  
Press firmly into pan. Top with fruit, nuts, cover tightly and chill 2 days before slicing.  
Keep in refrigerator.  Makes 3 1/2 pounds.   

Ritz Cracker Fruit Cake

From: Beulah 
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2014 10:38 AM
To: phaedrus@hungrybrowser.com 
Subject: cake

Many years ago a co worker  would bring his favorite fruit cake to our Christmas dinners and I 
lost the recipe and the fellow passed away years ago , It contained candied cherries, pineapple, 
dates, coconut nuts marshmallow melted and buttered crackers there might have been a couple more 
ingredients but this is all I can remember, no baking just mix and put in the freezer until ready 
to eat it did not contain any citrus.

beulah

What kind of crackers? Graham or saltines? Were they crumbs or used whole?

Phaed

From: Beulah
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2014 1:28 PM
To: 'Phaedrus' 
Subject: RE: cake

They were like ritz crackers  and they were crumbled and mixed in with the fruit and the rest 
of the ingredients.

Hello Beulah,

See below.

Phaed

Ritz Cracker Fruit Cake   

1 lb. Ritz crackers, crumbled
1 lb. candied pineapple
1 lb. candied cherries
1 lb. marshmallows
1 box seedless raisins
4 c. chopped pecans
1 c. walnuts
1 tall can Pet milk
7 oz. flaked coconut

Cook marshmallows and milk until melted. Pour over other ingredients that you have mixed together 
in a very large mixing bowl. Mix all together and mash down in an oblong pan, 13x9x3 inch lined 
with waxed paper or into paper-lined loaf pans. Refrigerate one week. Then it can be frozen in slices. 
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Thatís it thank you very much. 

Chocolate Cottage Cheese Cookies

Based on a Germans from Russia recipe.

Chocolate Cottage Cheese Cookies

2 cups cottage cheese
2 cups Crisco
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla
5 1/2 cups flour
1 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Cream cottage cheese, Crisco, and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Add remaining ingredients. 
Mix well. Form 1 inch balls. Roll in additional powder sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. 
Do not press down. Bake at 375į for 12-15 minutes.

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