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Saturday, 21 April 2007

BB Fruit Cake

A Boiled Bake Fruit Cake
This is Scarecrow’s recipe for a boiled baked fruit cake.

She has allowed me to use it because
she wants me to make one for her!

I like it because it actually makes 3 loaf tinfuls (if that makes sense) and I like to cut them in half and freeze them since there’s only the two of us here now. They freeze well.

240g butter
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons mixed spices
2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
500g mixed dried fruit (I used dried cherries, peaches, apples and apricots from the garden)

Boil all the stuff in a large pot.

Don’t be fooled by the seemingly small quantity because the carb soda will cause the mixture to rise considerably seen here:

When cool (the mixture, not you) add mixed up in a bowl:
4 eggs (handy if you have your own chooks)
2 cups sifted self raising flour
2 cups sifted plain flour

Mix all together, pour into lined tins and cook for 1 to 1½ hours at 160c.

When they have cooled you can cut off slices and butter then and eat with a nice cup of tea or coffee.

Enjoy ;-)

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