I love playing with recipes, adapting them to suit myself,
and if it works, YAY, I am a happy little girlie.
This is actually a Barm Brack recipe that I played with.
So it is now a Spiced and Boiled Fruit Cake.
This is what I used..
500 grams mixed Dried Fruit.
(Prunes, Currants and Sultanas)
200 grams of Brown Sugar.
200 grams of S.R. Flour.
1 teasp. Cinnamon.
1 teasp. Nutmeg.
1 teasp. Cloves.
1 cup of candied Cherries (cut)
Raw sugar for putting on top.
What to do.....
Place the water and spices into a large saucepan
and bring to the boil. Put in the dried fruit and
half the brown sugar and bring back to the boil.
Then gently simmer while you do this next step.
Sift the flour into a large bowl, add the last of the
brown sugar. Now have a cuppa while the fruit
is cooling. You turned it off when you made the
Okay, back to it. Pour the fruit mixture into the
flour/sugar bowl and add the two eggs. Mix with
your wooden spoon, we don't want to break up
the fruit. Add the cherries now too.
If the mix is a little too stiff (mine wasn't) you
can add a little canola oil here. Just a touch mind.
Grease a loaf tin (I used my Analon loaf tins) 2
Place cake mix into the tins and sprinkle the
raw sugar on top. Bake in a oven at 170c for
around an hour, or until skewer comes out clean.
Take out of oven and allow to cool before taking
out of tin.
This cake keeps for ages in a cake tin, but one
of mine went in the first day, so I hid the
Now sit back again with another cuppa and