English Recipe Corner

I know there are jokes in America about fruit cakes and how you guys pass them around as no-one likes them! Well, in England everyone eats them and so my Mum came up with a cheap one for us:

Cheap Christmas Cake

1 LB MIXED DRIED FRUIT
HALF A POUND OF MARG
12 OZS SUGAR
3 EGGS
12 OZS SR FLOUR
SPICES SUCH AS CINNAMON AND NUTMEG

  • Barely cover fruit with boiling water and simmer for 5 mins.
  • Drain off water and whilst hot add marg and sugar and stir till it all dissolves.
  • Cool mixture completely.
  • Beat eggs and add to cooled mixture.
  • Then add flour and spices to taste Mix all well and pour into a greased loaf / cake tin.
  • Bake in preheated oven at reg 4 or 350 degrees for 1 – 1 and a half hours.
  • Check its ready by putting a skewer in middle and if it comes out dry the cake is ready.
  • Place cake upside down on wire tray and as it begins to cool get it out of the tin.
  • It could be decorated with icing sugar and christmassy things or eaten as it comes out of the oven.
Here’s a novel idea – be English and eat it with cheese! Cake should keep for a long time in airtight container

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