BOILED FRUIT CAKE
My old, basic, Boiled Fruit Cake recipe that I have used for almost 50 years. I have no idea where it came from, but it is good!! There will be a different version in a few weeks time!!! I know many have asked for this recipe, so get boiling!! It is very easy and foolproof. Enjoy.
Butter and line the base of a 7” round spring form tin. Pre heat your fan oven to 140C
In a medium saucepan place:
4 oz butter
6 oz granulated sugar
1lb dried fruit mix [1 x 500 gr packet]
8 oz water
1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 level teaspoon mixed spice
Bring slowly to the boil then simmer for 1 minute. Allow to cool for about an hour.
4 oz plain flour
4 oz SR flour
2 beaten eggs
Mix well then tip into your prepared tin. Bake for about 1½ hours.
Cool on a rack and try to stop yourself from cutting it for a day or two!
Note: You may replace some of the water with brandy or fresh orange juice.