Boiled Fruit Cake

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250 g plain flour

½ cup Self raising flour

250 g butter

250g brown sugar

½ cup water

½ cup rum or brandy

250 g sultanas

500 g raisins

250 g dates

125 g currants

62 g mixed peel

62 g cherries

grated rind of half a lemon

grated rind of half a orange

½ tablespoon golden syrup

½ teaspoon bicarb soda

5 eggs, beaten


1. Put butter, brown sugar, water, rum or brandy, sultanas, raisins, dates, currants, mixed peel and cherries into a saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally.

2. Remove from heat and add grated rind of half a lemon and half an orange, golden syrup and bicarb soda.

3. Empty into a bowl and stand overnight. Add 5 beaten eggs alternately with plain flour and S.R. flour, sifted with pinch salt.

4. Place mixture into a 20cm prepared tin. Bake at 300 degrees F / 150 degrees C / Gas 2 for 3 ¼ hours to 4 hours, depending on your oven.

Bon Appetit!

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