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Joans Boiled Cake

by Bill Walker


4ozs Margerine or Butter

2 Teacups Dried Fruit

1 Cup Sugar (Light or dark brown)

1 Cup Full Cream Milk

2 Cups Self Raising Flour

2 Large Eggs


Put the margerine, milk, dried fruit and sugar into a large saucepan and bring to the boil and simmer for 2 minutes, then leave to cool for 1 hour. Beat the two eggs and add to the mixture together with the flour and mix well. Put mixture into a one pint loaf tin and bake  at 135 degrees C (fan oven) for 1 hour 20 minutes, but check after 1 hour.

For a Christmas version add 1 more cup of fruit and 1 tablespoon of black treacle, follow recipe as above but feed the cooked cake with brandy or sherry a couple of times before covering with marzipan and icing.