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It has cooled down today so I am making my Christmas Cake.

I've kept myself a small bowl of the mix before the flour is added. As a young girl mum used to have to make it while we were at school, as we would eat the cake before it was cooked. She tried one year serving us up

a plate full each before cooking. It took us a few days but we all finished "our cake".

I now make mine in muffin tins with papers so we can have individual cakes/puddings any time we want.

I even have custard in the fridge ready for my desert tonight.


Cooking Cakes and loving it!

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1/2lb butter

1/2lb brown sugar

1/2lb currants

1/2lb raisins

1/2lb sultanas

pkt candied cherries

packet mixed peel ( I leave out the cherries and mixed peel and put it crushed macadamia nuts)

1 tablespoon treacle

5 eggs

1lb plain flour

1/2 teaspoon each of cinnamon, nutmeg, mixed spice

3 oz of cream sherry

1/2tspn salt and 1/2 tspn bicarb soda.

Wash the fruit in hot water, then soak in sherry and spices overnight. Cream the butter and sugar, add eggs, treacle.

Fold in fruit/spice/sherry mixture and flour.

Spoon in to muffin cases in muffin tins or paper lined cake tins and then

Cook at 150 degrees C or 300 degrees F for about an hour.

Mine are now smelling like they are cooked.


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