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  1. #1
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    Wink Fruit cake

    Hi

    Does anyone have a good fruitcake recipe.

    Cheers

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    Wow, fruit cake got through the word censor, but puncturing the shortbread dough with a fork didn't. hhhmm!


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    Smile Fruit Cake

    groatsgirl, I have a recipe for a very yummy fruit cake, lovley and moist and very moreish. Its a low fat version but you wouldn't know it. Will send if you want.

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    Smile Fruit Cake

    Here is the recipe..and by 'moreish' I mean you want to keep going back for more!

    FRUIT CAKE

    Serves 12

    115g/4oz glace cherries
    175g/6oz dark muscovado sugar
    115g/4oz sultanas
    115g/4oz currants
    115g/4oz raisins
    300ml/half pint cold tea
    300g/10oz SR flour, sifted
    1 egg


    Mix cherries, sugar, dried fruit and tea in a large bowl. Leave overnight until all the tea has been absorbed into the fruit.
    Preheat oven to 180C/350F /Gas 4
    Grease and line a 1kg/21/4 lb loaf tin
    Add the flour and then the egg to the fruit mixture. Beat thoroughly until well mixed.
    Pour mixture into prepared tin and bake for one and a half hours or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

    Optional; ############### the top of the cake with a skewer and drizzle over 3tbps Irish whiskey while the cake is still hot.
    Allow to stand for about 5 mins, then remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.

    Cooks Tip;
    If time is short, use hot tea and soak the fruit for just 2 hours.
    I have also used fruit teas, or Earl Grey for a slight difference.

    Enjoy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck View Post
    Wow, fruit cake got through the word censor, but puncturing the shortbread dough with a fork didn't. hhhmm!
    Ah yes Canuck but Mother Bear's recipe has now fallen foul of the censor!!






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    Farmhouse Mincemeat Cake

    5 oz marg 8 oz S R flour
    5 oz soft brown sugar 1 tsp mixed spice
    3 eggs pt orange or apple juice
    1 jar mincemeat 2 oz ready to eat prunes, chopped
    Topping:
    2 tbsp demerara sugar 2 tbsp chopped nuts
    2 tbsp porridge oats

    Cream marg and sugar until light and fluffy then gradually beat in eggs. Fold in the flour, spice juice mincemeat and prunes. Turn into a greased, lined 8 deep tin. And level the top. Mix the topping ingredients together and sprinkle over cake. Bake at 160 fan oven /gas 4 for 1 - 1 hrs, until firm to the touch and an inserted skewer comes out clean. Leave in tin to cool, then turn out onto a wire rack.

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