This is my second brave foray into the kitchen.
The reward is in the eating. Home’s made is always the best.
If you are brave and love your cake you gotta try this, as soon as is convenient.
The Recipe for Mam’s Fruit Loaf
125g butter (I used 50g butter + 75g margarine)
1 tsp. mixed spice (ground)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
125g plain flour
125g self-raising flour
1 tsp. baking soda
Preheat the oven to 150°C.
Add the butter, water, sultanas, sugar and spice to a pan and bring to the boil.
Set aside to cool.
Once cool add to the flour, baking soda, egg and mix well.
Pour into a prepared loaf tin (lined with greaseproof paper).
Bake in the centre of the oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. (Mine was nicely done in an hour)
Insert a skewer, if it comes out clean, it is ready.
Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Slice, butter and serve with tea or coffee.
I give it 10/10 and urge you to try it.
Its good to get back in the kitchen ! !
A photo or two might convince you of how nice this is, but you really gotta make it for yourself to properly enjoy it.
The photos make it look like a brick. In reality it is crumbly and unctious, lovely with butter and a cuppa.