AUSTRALIAN BOILED FRUIT CAKE
 
1/2 lb.  butter
1-1/2 cup  brown sugar
1-1/2 lb.  mixed dried fruit (approx.
4-1/2 cup  ): raisins, currants,
  peaches, etc. I also add
  maraschino cherries
1 tsp  cinnamon
1 tsp  cloves
1 tsp  nutmeg
1 cup  water
1/2 cup  sherry, more for moistness
3   beaten eggs
1 Tbsp  orange rind
2 Tbsp  golden syrup
2 cup  self-rising flour
1 cup  plain flour
 
Mix first 8 ingredients in a saucepan. Bring slowly to a boil, stirring 
often. Allow to cool. Add eggs, orange rind and syrup. Fold in flour and 
mix well. Place in a 9 inch square pan lined with brown paper. Bake at 350 
degrees for 1 1/2 hours. This cake is more moist if kept in an airtight 
container a week or more before serving. 
 
 
 
(ID: 81555) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Thu, May 23, 2002


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