Christmas Cake

Sjoe …. Brigid is already preparing for the arrival of Santa Claus … πŸ˜‰
We keep track and hope she will deliver us the Christmas cake in due time … ( πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ )


You might say Christmas cake now? Christmas is still four months away.Yes I say now so it has time to mature into the cake it should be.

I share with you today a very old recipe which has been passed down through 4 generations.

Ingredients :

Β 1 kg mixed fruit
125 ml + Brandy
110 g butter
110 g Brown Sugar
5 eggs
550 ml (265 g) cake flour
5 ml Bi-Carbonate of Soda
pinch of salt
5 ml mixed spice
60 g whole Almonds

Β Method :


Soak fruit in Brandy for 2 days or more.


Cream butter, brown Sugar and Castor sugar – well.


Add eggs one at a time mixing in well.


Sift flour,bicarbonate of Soda, salt and mixed spice.


Add dry to butter/sugar mix a little at a time, alternating with fruit mix.


Turn into cake tin lined…

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