Believe it or not, fruitcake dates back to ancient Rome, where pomegranate seeds and pine nuts were mixed into barley mash with raisins. As the recipe began to spread around the world, other ingredients found their way into the recipe, such as honey, spices and preserved fruit.
Fruitcakes began to take hold of Europe as the centuries passed and the recipes began to vary depending on country, available ingredients, and church regulations. Today, various fruitcake recipes can be found around the world and are made according to family traditions. Soaked in various liquors such as brandy or rum, they’re sure to pack a punch at any Christmas meal. For this drunken fruitcake, cannabis and liquor combine for the ultimate cross-faded dessert.
Glass Slipper is Dutch breeding at its finest. It is a sativa-dominant hybrid that is the birth child of The White and Cinderella 99. The robust pineapple citrus flavor with undertones of floral spice and hints of Kush dankness really pair well with the citrus, dried fruit and spice notes of this recipe. With each bite, you will crave more as the flavors dance fervently on your tongue. Soon you will find yourself hit hard with the potent genetic pedigree of this plant.
The very cerebral nature of this strain can lose you deep in your thoughts, the perfect mood enhancement to chat endlessly by the fireside with loved ones. The medicinal effects are most felt in the head, eye and neck region. This makes it a perfect strain to treat migraines, tension in the neck area, and ocular disorders such as glaucoma. It also helps with mood stabilization by producing an uplifting effect, but will never have the patient reaching the point of anxiety.
Ingredients You Will Need:
- 1 small bottle of brandy for soaking
- 2 cage-free organic eggs
- 1 1/4 sticks unsalted sweet cream organic Glass Slipper butter
- 1 3/4 cup unbleached wheat flour
- 1 cup turbinado sugar
- 1 cup golden raisins
- 1 cup black currants
- 1 cup organic fresh pressed apple juice
- 1 cup rum
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup dried pineapple
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1/2 cup dried dates
- 1/2 cup dried roughly chopped apricots
- 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
- Zest of one lemon
- Zest of one orange
- Zest of one tangerine
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium bowl, add the dried fruits, zests, grated ginger and rum. Stir the mixture and cover with saran wrap. Soak this mixture for 8–10 hours.
Step 2: In a large saucepan, add the fruit mixture, Glass Slipper cannabutter, turbinado sugar, apple juice, and dry spices over high heat. Bring the mixture to a rapid boil while stirring, then reduce to a simmer. Cook mixture for 10 minutes, then remove from stove and cool completely.
Step 3: In a medium bowl, sift all the dry ingredients together until mixed.
Step 4: Add the dried fruit mixture and nuts to a large mixing bowl and mix in two beaten eggs. While stirring, add the dry ingredients until a sweet bread batter forms.
Step 5: Using a spatula, pour the batter into a 10-inch greased loaf pan and tap the pan to release any air bubbles. Bake for 60 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Step 6: Let the fruitcake cool for 30 minutes before loosening from pan. Turn out onto a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
Step 7: Using a brush, dip it in the brandy and soak the top of the fruitcake. You can serve immediately or continue to soak the fruitcake to increase its’ potency. To do this, transfer the cake to a container and every two days add more brandy. Keep doing this for two weeks, then serve for either Christmas or New Year’s Eve.
Yield: 12 slices
Dosage: Make your cannabutter with 3.5 grams of Glass Slipper per 1 1/4 cup. The strain should test around 23 percent of THC. This will yield a dosage of 67 mg per slice of fruitcake.
Alternative Strain Suggestion
Strains that possess fruity or pineapple terpenes and flavonoids are a great substitute for Glass Slipper. The following would be ideal if you can’t find my preferred strain at your local dispensary:
- Pineapple Express: Sativa dominant for a body buzz.
- Hawaiian: Will make you feel euphoric and happy.
- Pineapple: Relieves nausea and joint aches.
- Pineapple Kush: A truly uplifting indica.
- California Orange: An energizing sativa-indica hybrid.
If you can’t find these strains, don’t panic — just follow your nose and taste buds to finds strains that would complement the dish. When choosing another strain, keep in mind that the THC percentage will be different, therefore dose accordingly.