I tried a new fruit cake recipe yesterday - seen on an instagram account of a blogger I have just started to follow. 'Remembering the Old Ways' Thank you for sharing the recipe Michelle.
It was my Mum's 75th birthday yesterday and I remember her always making a fruit cake for my Dad, so it seemed fitting to make a fruit cake on her birthday. I couldn't find Mum's fruit cake recipe yesterday, but this looked so similar to what I remembered I thought I would give it a try.
I liked the look of this recipe as it didn't use too much sugar compared to some recipes I have for fruit cakes
8 oz Self Raising Flour
1/4 tsp salt
4 oz margarine
2 oz sugar
1 tbsp warmed Golden Syrup
4 oz currants
4 oz sultanas
2 oz chopped peel
1/4 pint milk.
Grease a 6 " cake tin and dust with flour (I only had a 7" tin, but figured that would be okay)
My trusty mixer (too much mixing by hand is painful)
Beat margarine until soft, add sugar and cream together.
Beat syrup into the mixture
Add eggs one at a time with a tbsp of sifted flour and beat between each addition.
Add milk and remainder flour and fruit. Stir thoroughly and add to tin.
Bake in a moderately hot oven on the middle shelf for 1 1/2 hours. Gas Mark 4
Lovely looking fruit cake.
A slice with a cup of tea
Two slices gone - very tasty indeed!