Put mixed dried fruit, sultanas, dates, figs, cherries, ginger, butter, sugar and water into a large heavy based saucepan. Bring to the boil, stirring from time to time, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and put the mixture into a large bowl and allow to cool Once the mixture has cooled slightly, add the bicarbonate of soda, and mix very well. Add the eggs, flour, cinnamon and mixed spice.
That looks delicious - I am not a candied peel fan either so am usually put off fruit cake, but this sounds lovely :. I do like a boiled fruit cake - my Christmas cake is a similar recipe, though I always manage to scorch that. It's become a bit of a tradition. Love the Salter scale above - the economy of design is very appealing. I baked this cake 3 days ago and it's all been eaten
An quick and easy fruit cake for tea time. Best eaten fresh. I mix the flour, sugar and butter in my mixer with the blade attachement until I get the breadcrumb stage and then freeze, then just remove from the freezer add the rest of the ingredients and bake.
The holidays always make me think of food like turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, fruit cake, etc. A fair young lass once told me that there were only fruit cakes in the world and they kept going around from one poor sod to another. Read more Maybe, but, when they get to me, I eat em. This is a very nice, self respecting, fruit cake.