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Boiled Fruit Cake

A really moist tasty fruitcake, it is the ultimate feel good cake for my family. I'd like to add that it has has good keeping properties but it never lasts long enough for me to test!

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1. 500g. Mixed dried fruit

2. 1 cup (200ml.) water

3. 1 cup (200g.) granulated sugar

4. 1 rounded teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda

5. 100g. butter

6. 1 cup (125 g.) Shipton Mill plain flour

7. 1 cup (125g. Shipton Mill Self Raising flour

8. 1 rounded teaspoon of mixed spice (Optional)

9. 2 medium eggs

Oven temperature 160C (140C fan)

Method:

Put ingredients 1 - 5 in a saucepan, bring to the boil and gently simmer for 15 minutes. Allow to cool until cold.

Sieve the two flours and mixed spice (if using) into the mixture and stir until well mixed.

Stir the eggs into the mixture until evenly combined.

Spoon into a lined 8 inch tin and bake at 160C (140 fan) for two hours - or until a knife comes out just clean.

 

Added by: Bernie Brooks

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