Is this polish, as in get a duster and do some housework or Polish as in from Poland? I have no idea and maybe there is someone out there who can answer this question. The bare bones of this old recipe comes from the 1960s WI Cornish Recipes book and the only help I have is ‘creamed method”.
So I start by guesswork and pre heat my fan oven to 150C and grease and line the base of a 7” spring form tin. Prepare the dry ingredients before starting.
4 oz softened butter
5 oz caster sugar
2 large eggs
8 oz SR flour
4 tablespoons milk
3 oz glace cherries, quartered
2 oz coconut
2 oz chopped walnuts
2 oz grated chocolate, I used 70% cocoa solids. [I chopped mine, grating chocolate is a pain]
Cream the softened butter, vanilla and sugar, until light and fluffy then add the beaten eggs, then the flour, along with the milk. Fold in the remaining ingredients and tip into your prepared tin.
Bake for about 1¼ hours, until golden and firm to the touch, cool on a rack and enjoy. Just yummy and a great combination of flavours. It was tasty and moist for the 3 days it lasted.
I reckon it is a polish cake! You come home after a hard day’s work, then polish it off. [probably not though]