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'Boiled in the bag' fruit cake

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Cooking time

Prep: 45 minutes Cook: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 10

A family favourite that is the amalgamation and alteration of several recipes, gradually perfected over the years.

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Ingredients

  • 4oz butter
  • 6oz soft brown sugar
  • 6oz currants
  • 6oz sultanas
  • 2oz glacé cherries- quartered
  • 8fl. oz. Water
  • 1 good teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of mixed spice
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 4oz plain flour
  • 4oz self raising flour
  • Good pinch salt

Method

  1. Place butter, sugar, fruit, water, spice and bicarbonate of soda in a pan and bring to boil. Simmer for 2 minutes and remove from heat. Pour into a mixing bowl and allow to cool.

  2. Line a 7 or 8 inch round baking tin- (depends how thick you want your cake to be.) with greased grease proof paper.

  3. When mixture is cool add the beaten eggs and salt and stir.

  4. Stir in sifted flour - mixture should almost runny enough to pour into tin.

  5. Spoon into tin. Place in an oven preheated to 180degrees C. Or 165degrees in a fan oven.

  6. Cook for 11/4 hours. Check after 1 hour. Cake is cooked when a skewer comes out clean. It may take a bit longer idea ending on size of tin. If top starts to burn cover with grease proof paper.

  7. When cooked leave in tin to cool a bit- about 5 mins. will do then remove from tin and place on cooling rack.

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