Monday, 3 October 2011

Baking My Way: Rum Cherry Slices

I really liked this recipe. I think I'd have to try it a couple of times to get it just right because as you can see the shape isn't totally square but the taste is wonderful so it doesn't really matter how it looks if it tastes good right?

I give this one a 3 1/2 out of 5. It would get a 4 but putting it all together was a little hard and then it didn't bake the same in all the layers so it's not something I could make with ease (yet).



1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 1/2 cups Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely chopped maraschino cherries, well drained
1 teaspoon rum extract
1/2 cup finely chopped raisins


  • Line 9x5-inch loaf pan with waxed paper. In large bowl, combine sugar and margarine; beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg; blend well.
  • Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour, baking powder and salt; mix well.
  • Place 1/3 of dough in medium bowl; stir in cherries. Set aside. Stir rum extract and raisins into remaining 2/3 of dough. Divide in half; spread half in bottom of paper-lined pan. Cover evenly with cherry dough; top with remaining rum-raisin dough. Cover with waxed paper or plastic wrap; refrigerate 8 hours or until firm.
  • Heat oven to 375°F. Remove dough from pan; cut into thirds lengthwise. Cut dough into 1/4-inch slices. Place slices 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 375°F. for 4 to 6 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
Recipe adapted from here

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