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                        RED SOAKED FRESH FRUIT CAKE
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1                    Sponge cake
    1 1/2   c            Blackberries
    1 1/2   c            Strawberries
    1       c            Red or black currants,
    1 1/2   c            Red cherries, pitted
    1       oz           Kirsch (clear cherry
                         Strawberry Sauce
                         Heavy (whipping) cream,
                         Whipped fresh mint leaves,
                         For garnish
                         -----STRAWBERRY SAUCE-----
    1       pt           Ripe strawberries, cleaned
                         And hulled
    6       oz           Mineral water
    1       tb           Sugar
   In a large bowl, mix all the fruits and partially crush the fruit with the
   back of a spoon to release some of the juices.  Sprinkle with kirsch. Cover
   and refrigerate. Prepare the cake. TO ASSEMBLE: Line a round, 3-quart mold
   with plastic wrap.  Line again with 1/2-inch slices of cake, pressing to
   make sure the slices take the shape of the mold. Fill the cake-lined mold
   with the refrigerated fruits and cover with more slices of cake. Press down
   with a weight, such as a heavy plate and refrigerate 24 hours or overnight.
   Unmold with the help of the plastic wrap or by running a sharp knife around
   the edge, turn out on serving plate.  Decorate with the whipped cream,
   strawberry sauce, and mint leaves. TO PREPARE THE STRAWBERRY SAUCE: In a
   blender, process the berries with the mineral water until puree.
   Recipe:  Chez Nous, 217 S. Avenue G, Humble, TX
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