So how do you make it Dave? Right! Get yourself 250ml of Murphys or Guinness, 1kg of mixed dried fruit, 1 cup of butter, 1 cup of brown sugar or 250g if you have been metricized - ouch! Four cups (half a Kg) of plain flour, 3 medium eggs, 1 tsp of mixed spice, half tsp of baking soda and some rind (grated) from a lemon or orange if you prefer?
Melt butter and sugar into your Muphy's in a saucepan. Then add the fruit and simmer for about ten minutes. Leave it to go cold add your sieved flour, lemon rind, spices and baking soda. Next. Beat your 3 eggs and mix it in with a spoon (preferably wood) and pour it into a greased cake tin (we used a loaf tin)(25 cm/ 9 inch) and then bake it in your Stanley, Aga, Rayburn, Oven for about one and three quarter hours. The best way to see if it's cooked properly is to push a metal skewer into the centre of your cakey wake (I sound like Wurzel Gummidge) and if it comes out clean, it's cooked! Enjoy!
|"More tea Vicar? " You might as well. You ate all the bloody cake!" |