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I need immediate HELP

jeanldw's picture

I need immediate HELP

I hope someone online right now can give me immediate help!  I'm in the middle of a crazy bake it all day.  This isn't a bread recipe but I see that all you bakers bake everything!  I'm making a fruitcake recipe and it called for 1 can of frozen orange juice, thawed.  What I didn't notice was the 6oz in brackets!  I used one can (355ml) so I have a very wet dough, full of wonderful fruit that I chopped and nuts that I ground.  Can it be saved?  What do I do?


Floydm's picture

Add a bunch more fruit? Spoon out some of the liquids? Add some flour to thicken it up?

It should be salvageable, but I don't know enough about fruitcakes to give you exact steps.

Good luck!

jeanldw's picture

Thanks Floydm for your quick reply!  I appreciate it.  I'll try adding more fruit and more flour  I can't really spoon out liquid, since it's all mixed together.  Then I'll bake it and see what happens.  I hope it turns out because the fruit and nuts are costly and its for gifts...

Thegreenbaker's picture

I'd just add some more flour.


Thats should be fine :)



TableBread's picture

I would just see it as an opportunity (excuse?) to make more.  Sounds like you are on the right track! 

jeanldw's picture

Many thanks for all the comments!  The fruitcake is out of the oven and it turned out just fine! I followed the suggestions and added more fruit, nuts and a little more flour.  Now I'm hoping my WW bread from Bread Baker's Apprentice turns out as well!


dmsnyder's picture

Does the fruitcake recipe call for rum? Whiskey? 

If so, add flour to your dough and add an extra measure of liquor to the baker. All will be well.