My Tu Bishvat – Dried Fruit Cake

January 2019

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Tu Bishvat is a holiday that feels SO Israeli to us. a time we celebrate our nature, our trees, our flowers and land. To be honest, dried fruit is not my first choice when it comes to snacks, cakes and sweet things in general…. I’d take chocolate any time over it…

And that is exactly why this cake was such a pleasant and yummy surprise! It is truly delicious, although maybe a little more suitable for grownups taste buds.

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Makes 1 loaf

3 cups mixed dried fruit cut to small pieces. (Dried dates, raisins, sultanas, dried apricots, dried figs or any other dried fruit you like)

1 cup self-rising flour

3 eggs

1/2 cup brown sugar

5 table spoons extra virgin olive oil

1 flat tea spoon cinnamon

How to make?

  1. Preheat a 350°F/180°C/Gas 4 oven
  2. Grease a 9X5in (23 X13 cm) tin with olive oil
  3. Just mix ALL ingredients together in a bowl, folding with a metal spoon
  4. Pour batter into the prepared tin, bake for 40 minutes
  5. Cool down and slice thinly
  6. Dust with powder sugar

Serve with a good hot cup of fresh NANA leaves tea, all snuggled inside with a warm blanket wrapped around you, a good book, and watching the rain washing the world outside, Imagining the trees laughing with joy.

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