Don’t dismiss some of those older recipes out of hand as being hopelessly out of touch with today’s tastes. Some of them are amazingly on point.
Such as this recipe.
I belong to a Facebook group called “Recipe Clippings,” that, instead of just posting a recipe, you must instead post an image of a recipe – hand written card, a page torn from a magazine – that kind of stuff. This recipe was shared from a recipe card.
Naturally gluten free, and made up entirely of dried fruits and nuts, with just a dusting of powdered sugar on the outside; these sliced bits of goodness will more than fill your sweet tooth, and come together in next to no time. IN fact, I think it took me longer to wash the food processor bowl than it took to measure and make the whole thing.
•1/2 cup raisins
•1/4 cup pitted prunes
•1 cup pitted dates
•Grated peel of one orange
•Grated peel of one lemon
•1/4 cup chopped walnuts
•1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
Note: after sharing these slices with friends, we all agree that the orange and lemon zest are key here; they add a bright, fresh note, so, don’t skip it.
Place the fruits, walnuts, orange and lemon peel in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade.
Form into a roll about seven inches long.
Roll in the confectioners’ sugar.
Wrap in plastic wrap – I used waxed paper – and chill.