A traditional element of Christmas for Belizeans both young and old is the availability of classic Black fruit cake and the ever popular concoction, rumpopo. For those that always wondered how to make this delicious Christmas pies, we’ve put together this step by step guide. We hope you make use of this recipe this Christmas! Spread the love…
WHAT YOU NEED:
1 lb butter
1 pint stout
1 qrt. Rum
2 lbs flour
1 tsp. allspice
1 lb brown sugar for stewing fruit
1 lb each of: raisins, prunes, currants, citron, dates, cherries, mixed and peel pecans
2 lbs brown sugar
½ pt. caramel coloring
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. nutmeg
*Stew all fruit along with 1 lb brown sugar and rum, until liquid becomes a thick syrup. Completely cool overnight.
*In a large mixing bowl, cream butter with 2lbs brown sugar and add eggs one at a time. Add flour, baking powder and spices alternately with stout and coloring. Finally, fold the stewed fruit into the mixture.
*Line cake pans with brown paper. Fill pan to about ¾ full.
*Bake in very slow over at 275F for about 3 hours.